He's very young, Schalke's Julian Draxler. Practically wet behind the ears. He also plays in a slightly more rational league where the press is concerned.
So whether this interview is part of a planned charm offensive before a move to the club, or if the player was simply cornered by Marca and didn't know how to get out of it, or whether Madrid are really interested, or whether Marca want to make sure they are interested, or whether agents or clubs are involved is a little unclear at the moment.
What is clear is that the fresh-faced kid who is setting the Bundesliga alight and got his first start for Germany recently is very respectful about Real Madrid.
I've always said I'd like to play in Spain. I'm proud that Real Madrid is interested. Playing for them would be a dream come true", he enthuses.
Well, perhaps. It sounds rather like what any young man says when cornered by the foreign sporting press. The "enthuses" is pure Marca. But it could be true.
The "tease us" is pure Marca too. Incredible how little descriptors can change the complexion of an interview.
Mainly: one is reminded of interviews given by, for example, Fábio Coentrão a couple of years ago.
For the record, Draxler was in the original Germany squad for the Euros in 2012. No one expected him to make the final cut, and of course he didn't. That wasn't the point of inviting him. Joachim Löw, a known talent-spotter, just wanted him to get used to being there.
What Marca is up to is always a little less clear!