How are these quotes not contradictory?
ut then when I looked up and I see the time, how close I was to gold,â€ Hill said. â€œI know I probably made a few mistakes down the last K (kilometre) so there will probably be that little bit of disappointment that I could have won gold.â€
â€œI knew I could be in the top five, but anything more than that would take an incredible last lap, maybe a few other guys going for the win and dying back a little bit, which is pretty much what happened,â€ added Hill.
â€œMaybe I would have tried to go with one of those moves with 800 to go, so that I was at least third with a lap to go. But weâ€™ll never know if that kind of move would have cost me everything.
â€œHad I gone for it, maybe I would have blown up and come in seventh or something.â€
Personally I think he did as well as possible.
You can't have your cake and eat it (too) is a popular English idiomatic proverb or figure of speech. The proverb literally means "you cannot simultaneously retain your cake and eat it". Once the cake is eaten, it is gone. It can be used to say that one cannot or should not have or want more than one deserves or can handle, or that one cannot or should not try to have two incompatible things. The proverb's meaning is similar to the phrases "you can't have it both ways" and "you can't have the best of both worlds." Conversely, in the positive sense, it refers to "having it both ways" or "having the best of both worlds."