Nope, he just stated what is know that PSNow was already available and offering what is essentially what GP do without the Day One. And well that includes download for local playing (and with the new platforms added this also include download of older titles except PS3).
If you aren't saying Sony promised, hinted or whatever Day 1 titles, what else would you expect? They changed with inclusion of all generations of games except PSVita and the trials, they have more titles than GP, so really what isn't there is day one. So you may try to rephrase yourself, but it won't really change it.
And as said by other posters, he never said anything directly about competing with GP, this is just reaching from cutting quotes and aligning as seem fit.
He was asked about a gamepass competitor, and he said, "we have news coming, but not at this date." This suggests they were looking into a gamepass competitor.
Again, I never said anything about day 1 PS game releases. I was referring to the fact that teasing a "gamepass competitor" while changing nothing but increasing the entry cost for PSNow (since now you NEED PSPlus) is a disappointment. They did not necessarily need day 1 PS games to be a competitor, not sure where you get that from. They just needed to do something to make the offer of better value, but instead changed nothing but rebrand it in name only.