Ben Davies admits that he ran the risk of being sent off when he dived into a tackle with Wilfried Bony in the first-half of Tottenham Hostpur's game against Swansea City on Sunday.
Bony had looked to be certain to score before Davies slid in at the decisive moment to stop him scoring.
It was a wonderfully timed tackle, which helped Tottenham on their way to a 2-1 win at the Liberty Stadium, but Davies admits that he took a big risk by making it.
"It was a big moment in the game really, he was through one-on-one and it's kind of a 50-50 tackle," Davies is quoted as saying in the South Wales Evening Post.
"If I make it, brilliant, if I don't I probably get sent off, so it was a big moment and luckily I got the ball."
Spurs played much of the match in Wales on the back-foot, but a late winner from Christian Eriksen delivered three vital points.
It was a result that would have frustrated Swansea, who deserved at least a point from the fixture, but Davies's piece of defending was a fine example of the determination that the away side showed throughout the contest.
Spurs have been criticised for a lack of desire previously, but they showed a lot of courage and resistance on Sunday.
Davies was central to this, as he backed up this goal saving tackle with the assist for Eriksen's winner, and the display should have cemented his place in the starting line-up at White Hart Lane.
The young defender has had to bide his time for a run of games in the Spurs first-team since arriving this summer, but he is grasping the opportunity with both hands now and will be hoping to continue to put in performances of this standard as the season progresses.