Blake Govers is ready for the questions before they've even started.
That's because the Kookaburras field the same queries every four years.
With the Olympics just around the corner, they are back in the national spotlight, the public desperate to see the side return home with a gold medal.
The high standards are only natural, the team dominating international hockey for the past 30 years. Despite this, they have just one Olympic title to their name, the lone victory coming in Athens.
Those expectations add to the pressure of competing at an Olympics Games, an event already amped up and more intense than any other competition in world hockey.
But for the players involved, the public's thirst for gold has little impact on their mindset. That's because victory is always the goal, irrespective of the event or the eyeballs tuning in back home.
"There's been enough games played among our group to know there will always be pressure, we've been world No.1 or thereabouts for a long time," Govers said.
"We always say Kookaburras don't have days off so, internally, the pressure isn't just to perform, it's to do what we need to do and do it well."
For Blake's older brother Kieran, it's an important note to remember when the Kookaburras travel to Japan.
The retired star played in London when they won bronze, a result many considered a failure at the time.
Having been at the coalface, Govers recognises the situation the Kookaburras are in every Olympics.
The team toils away, out of the spotlight for four years, largely dominating their rivals and earning favouritism heading into the Games.
It's no different this year, even despite the COVID-induced global shutdown.
The Kookaburras took out the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Champions Trophy, and they prevailed in the inaugural FIH Pro League in 2019.
The Olympics have arrived and the expectations are high, both internally and externally.
Not only is the pressure greater, but the action on the pitch is more intense. Nations spend four years building towards this one event. Unlike other competitions, there are no easy matches.
While gold is the goal, Govers said Tokyo should not considered a failure if the Kookaburras don't prevail.
"It is frustrating we haven't done so well in the Olympic Games," Kieran Govers said. "We've medalled, but not the colour we want.
"We've won every other tournament, so I don't know if it's the occasion getting to the side. It's more frustrating from the athlete's perspective, the criticism only comes every four years and you don't see what the guys have done leading up to that.
"When I went through, we lost six games in four years. One of them was at the Olympics and it cost us four years of work. It's frustrating but that's when you need to be on your game when it counts, otherwise it's four years of disappointment.
"There is more pressure coming from the outside. We never went to a tournament not to win, that's what I tried to tell the public. People don't go to work and not try to hit a target, it's like that for us. The Kookaburras go trying to get gold, it just might not happen."
Blake Govers was a wide-eyed 20-year-old when he arrived in Rio, the Albion Park product recognising he entered the Games with a touch of naivety.
The sport had changed rapidly between 2012 and 2016 and despite maintaining a high international ranking, the Kookaburras had failed to adapt their playing style accordingly. The pre-tournament favourites finished sixth after a disastrous campaign.
That's different this year, with a new coaching staff introducing an improved game plan in the years since.
For Govers, that has left this team better equipped to deal with the unpredictability of an Olympic Games, the striker confident this will be the year the Kookaburras return home with gold.
"Hockey changed dramatically in the period before Rio," Blake said. "We went from halves to quarters but we didn't change our mentality of using our fitness to run over the top of teams. The game had changed but we didn't change quickly enough with it.
"This team is in a great position, it's a new team, a young team that's full of energy. It's a different feel among the team, the coaching staff have put us in a good position to adapt to what the world is doing tactically rather than using brute force."