"They just played better than us. I don't know what you want me to say. They made more plays than us, and that's what it comes down to."
Cam Newton wasn't in any humour to entertain the media last night after his side's 24-10 Superbowl 50 defeat to the Denver Broncos.
The Carolina Panthers quarterback remained professional, however, and honoured his media obligation.
Newton was sacked by MVP Von Miller for the opening touchdown of the game and the Panthers allowed the Broncos the largest return in Superbowl history when Jordan Norwood gained 61-yards in the second quarter.
The 26-year-old was visibly upset.
Below is the full transcript of his postgame interview, with Newton's responses emboldened.
What's your message to Panthers fans?
"We'll be back."
Ron [Rivera] said Denver two years ago had a tough time and they bounced back. Do you take that to heart?
Can you put a finger on why Carolina didn't play the way it normally plays?
Is there a reason why?
"Got outplayed, bro."
Was it pretty much what you had seen on film from Denver? Anything different they put in for this game?
Do we sometimes forget that defenses can still take apart the offenses in this game?
What did Ron Rivera say after the game?
"He told us a lot of things."
Anything in particular that was memorable?
Obviously you're disappointed. On the biggest stage it's difficult, I know.
Did you see anything that you didn't expect tonight?
"They just played better than us. I don't know what you want me to say. They made more plays than us, and that's what it comes down to. We had our opportunities. It wasn't nothing special that they did. We dropped balls, we turned the ball over, gave up sacks, threw errant passes. That's it. They scored more points than us."
Can you put into words the disappointment you feel right now?
Did Denver change anything defensively to take away your running lanes?
I know you're disappointed not just for yourself, but for your teammates. It's got to be real tough.
"I'm done man."