I don't really see how that quote is relevant to what he said here, nor why it would matter even if it was a direct contradiction of what Phil said. They're two separate quotes, made by 2 different people, 7~ years apart, and each in a different context. There being a 'change' between the two doesn't seem particularly surprising, or even note worthy :p
It points out that when they were ahead, number were relevant to them, now they are behind and the attitude is "who cares about numbers anyway, right?"
He didn't say that numbers aren't relevant, just that he'd rather focus on his own numbers and platform than the competition's. Winning the sales race is obviously something everyone would like to do, but focusing on nothing but that isn't a good recipe for success.
Regardless, as i said, even if the two were directly contradicting each other, it wouldn't mean much. To be honest, even if it was the same person saying it i wouldn't think much of it. People aren't static blocks, their opinion and philosophies can easily change over 7~ years.