"Sometimes it's not so much having the technique," Robbie Kruse said following Australia's victory over Uzbekistan in the Asian Cup round of 16 on Monday.
"It's more so about having the balls to do it, having the confidence to do it."
The topic in the mixed zone was his own penalty in the dramatic shootout win for the Socceroos, but zooming out, Kruse could just as well have been talking about his own game.
Or his true impact on the team. Or the wider Australian football public's misinterpretation...