Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino showed his faith in talented attacker Harry Winks by naming him in the club's starting line-up in Malaysia.
The 19-year-old was selected ahead of Argentine international Erik Lamela for the friendly, which Spurs won 2-1.
Also in the team were mid-season signing DeAndre Yedlin and Tom Carroll, who had been on loan at Swansea City, and provided the assist for the second of Harry Kane's two goals.
Winks impressed, with Spurs fans taking to Twitter to describe his performance as 'exceptional', as the winger attempted to stake his claim early for a role in the senior side next season.
Friendlies at the end of the season can too easily be described as pointless money-spinners, but when youth players are given opportunities, managers are able to learn more about their squad heading into the transfer window, and even shape their decisions accordingly.
Winks was handed his first team debut in the Europa League last season as a substitute, and will be hoping to earn a more meaningful role in 2015/16.
After making 18 appearances for the under-21s last year, he will feel ready to try to step up a level, and the reaction of fans to his display suggests he could become a real favourite.
Here is a look at the comments via Twitter...
Winks is actually an exceptional talent, hoping he plays this season #COYS— Jack Flemons (@JackofFabletown) May 27, 2015
Good to see Harry winks getting involved too. Kid looks decent! #COYS— André (@tempest_bev) May 27, 2015
harry winks is impressive— hazim (@hazzzzim) May 27, 2015
Swear Harry winks is better than Lamela— Come On You Spurs (@talk_spurs) May 27, 2015