"I don't think you can joke about it," said Chelsea star attacker Andre Schurrle, who is seemingly coming-of-age at the World Cup tournament in Brazil where, out of all participant athletes from the Premier League, it is he who is top scorer.
The 23-year-old was, of course, referring to his nation Germany's 7-1 triumph over host nation Brazil in a match so devastating and so humiliating, that it left the Selecao and a bulk of their match-going fans in tears.
Players like Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil and Miroslav Klose revelled in the victory, however, for Schurrle, it was too bitter-sweet an experience because of the effect the result had on his Chelsea team-mates like Oscar and Willian, both of whom are Brazilian.
"It's hard for them for sure," he said in the Express. "They played a fantastic tournament with the emotions. They gave everything. They gave their heart.
"You could see it in every game. I just said to them to keep their heads up and I will see them in pre-season."