Why on earth do TV journos bother shoving a microphone into a sports-person’s mouth?
There’s only two stock standard responses:
We’ve got a good chance in this match/tournament, and we’ll give it our best shot.
We didn’t have the best match/team on the day, but we’ve learned some valuable lessons, so next time…
For goodness sakes, why waste a journalist’s time (and mine watching the telly) telling me what I don’t already know. Sports journalism is sort of an oxymoron really, given that most sportspeople are frigging neanderthals anyway who can’t string more than two words together, but when they DO, they’re asked moronic questions by the journalist that makes any response bloody doomed.
Please: do not interview sports-people, unless they are interesting and/or about to retire from their sport, with a full confessional forthcoming.