I have no interest in football or – to be honest – any sport. I did, however, sit in a room last night while others watched the World Cup final. I mostly read the paper but glanced up now and then when the noise from the screen and my companions merited it. One adores everything about Spain; one is Dutch!

This morning though my Spanish speaking daughter showed me this video of the captain of the winning team being interviewed by a respected sports commentator who also happens to be his girlfriend.How hard they tried to be professional.