In his flash postmatch interview minutes after the final whistle, Jack Wilshere's face was the big giveaway.
He said the right things, of course. Arsenal is still in with a shout of qualifying for the quarterfinals despite a "tough" assignment in Munich, the first leg defeat was the fault of the players not the manager and Arsene Wenger's track record is unquestionable.
It was sensible and coherent stuff. Wilshire has been well trained to deal with the media. Behind closed doors, he is a feisty and emotional individual who is not afraid to speak his mind, as one or two of his colleagues have discovered during frank dressing room inquests this season.
In front of the camera or with a load of dictaphones pressed under his nose, Wilshere is more guarded. He knows where the boundaries lie.
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