Sami Khedira showed he is back to his best with a superb performance for Germany against Spain.
The Real Madrid midfielder is still available to sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs in January, with Arsenal linked.
Last week he stated his desire to remain with the La Liga side, but is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal.
He demonstrated just why he is so highly regarded against Spain with an accomplished display in helping shut out the potent La Roja attack, enabling club mate Toni Kroos to strike a late winner.
Khedira made five tackles in the contest, only bettered by young teammate Sebastian Rudy, and made two interceptions.
He contributed in his own box too, by making three clearances, more than defender Benedikt Howedes (2).
The 27-year-old has fought back from not only a cruciate knee ligament injury last season, but missed six weeks this campaign after being injured in a previous international break.
His passing was on point, recording a 91 per cent pass completion rate and creating one goalscoring opportunity.
After Luka Modric's injury suffered for Croatia last week, Khedira's form and health is a real plus for Real Madrid, and should only underline his importance to the side and see them up their efforts to keep him at the Bernabeu.