"At the end of the day, the gaffer's asked me to get out there and do a job for the team and I'm just delighted to have picked up the three points, you know? Getting on the score sheet felt fantastic, too and I'm absolutely delighted for the fans, their support means a lot to the boys out there and we're going to try our hardest to keep it going."
Every football fan has read, watched and listened to the ubiquitous post and pre-game drivel so beloved by the modern, camera shy and meticulously media trained Premier League player. The "gaffers", "boys", "hard work" and gentle bob and weave against any actual questions. So when a player comes out and says something controversial, you listen.
Enter Alvaro Morata, who must have had a hell of a time clarifying some statements made in an interview to Italy's Gazzetta Dello Sport.
Speaking to the Italian paper ahead of his team's Champions League match with Roma tonight, the 25-year-old striker admitted that he didn't see himself living in London for long and that he should have never left Juventus.
"I live in downtown Chelsea", he said. "What fascinates me about London is its multi-ethnicity, the coexistence of cultures and religions, but I do not see myself living here for very long. It's too big, too much stress, too much of a metropolis."
On the subject of leaving Juventus to return to Real Madrid, the striker said, "The disappointment [of leaving Juventus] was enormous, I found myself back to the starting point. They [Real Madrid] treated me like the guy I was before the two Italian seasons."
"Italy for a Spaniard is the best country to live," he said. "You have everything: beauty, history, art, cooking, fashion. I would never have left Italy and Juve."
Morata has since clarified the comments made in the interview, doing that thing where you keep talking but it only makes you seem more guilty.
Blink twice if they've got a gun to your head, Alvaro. We'll send help.
On a serious note, Morata seems like a nice guy and it can't be easy upending your entire life to live in a huge city with most of your friends and family an ocean away.
We reckon he'll probably be sticking to the script next time.