Such comments offer a glimpse inside the mentality of the All Blacks this week.
"They're making a comeback aren't they, the Spice Girls?", he added of the British girl band, who first achieved chart success in the 1990s.
In Gracenote's analysis of conversion kicking rates, something which they argue is a better measure of true kicking ability due to the fact every kick has to be taken and harder kicks can not be declined, New Zealand have a success rate of 74.18%.
Two years later, in a World Cup semi-final, Australia great David Campese ignored the haka completely, preferring to kick a ball behind his own posts.
Often it is suggested, in fact, the Lions should have won the series.
"Joe Moody has found a way to get himself injured this year in unusual fashion", Hansen said.
Beauden Barrett grimaces when I ask a question he does not like.
"He did a shoulder-charge that hit someone in the chops and he got red-carded and rightly so".
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N'Golo Kante is also likely to feature, having been a late call-up to the trip to deputise for Cesc Fabregas, who called in sick. The 24-year-old has thrived under Sarri, scoring three goals in his last five games and earning an England recall.
The All Blacks celebrating their championship win.
"Give them a free rein with a framework to operate in, make them feel good about themselves with a smile on their face, and away they go".
This week the All Blacks' management and players regularly touched on the differences in style between the southern and northern hemispheres, nearly taunting England to deviate from its script.
England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Ben Te'o, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (cc), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Mark Wilson, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Brad Shields, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Dylan Hartley (cc), 1 Ben Moon.
But Hansen says the famous All Blacks will be wearing their poppies with pride.
"We've got natural athletes who want to run and carry the ball and pass the ball and have terrific instincts and want to play what's in front of them", he said. We haven't wasted much time looking back at it over the last few weeks, no. "If he wasn't a rugby player he would be a marathon runner because he can run for days without getting exhausted". It's hard to get momentum when you're changing your squad all the time. All those qualities will need to be raised a level again today, and then some, over the entire 80 minutes plus they'll need to curb those penalties and find some penetration in attack as you don't beat the All Blacks without scoring some tries.
Even Beauden Barrett, who endured a hard time against the Lions' rush defence, brushed off concerns he may again be stifled.
"Let's be crystal clear we are going out there on Saturday to win, it's a very big game for us and there's no doubt in my mind if we stick to the game plan that we will achieve just that". "No doubt England would have got pieces from that series and will look to bring those into this test match".