Last week Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Josh Onomah was tipped to make his senior debut for the club, shortly after netting in an emphatic FA Youth Cup victory against Blackburn Rovers.
The 17-year-old was tipped to feature in the Europa League, alongside Harry Winks who had made his debut in the same competition previously. But while Winks was not included in the match-day squad to face Turkish side Besiktas, Onomah took his place on the bench.
He may have tasted first-team action had things gone differently, but Besiktas took the lead shortly before the hour-mark and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was in no mind to give the youngster his debut.
Instead Erik Lamela, Etienne Capoue and Aaron Lennon were all introduced, forcing Onomah to wait a little longer for his chance.
On Saturday he was back to his day job, included in the starting line-up of Tottenham’s under-21 side as they took on their Fulham counterparts. And with the knock-stages of the Europa League a far different proposition, Onomah may have missed his chance for a first-team experience this season.
All he can do is keep performing at his optimum and hoping Pochettino calls on him again.