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Hello Andrew – for the first question, the interviewer is probably trying to a) see whether you doubt yourself, b) put you on the spot by relating what you’ve said to the effect it might have on other people (a sign of maturity/emotional intelligence) and/or c) force you to defend yourself.
In the second question, again the interviewer is trying to get you to defend your position to make sure you have robust reasons for saying what you do. You could talk about making sure that expectations are set at a realistic level because you want to “delight” your client rather than “disappoint” them. If you were feeling particularly confident (and this is risky) you could throw the observation back to the interviewer and say that you prefer to concentrate on the “over-deliver” part of that phrase than the “under-promise” part because you always strive for excellence 😜