Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Kevin Wimmer has told the Hampstead and Highgate newspaper that he is living the dream at White Hart Lane.
Wimmer has had to be patient waiting for his chance at Spurs, but following an injury to Jan Vertonghen he has been thrust into the limelight.
The Austrian defender has played in Tottenham’s last three Premier League matches, helping Mauricio Pochettino’s side to victories over Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Watford.
And he said: “It’s always a good feeling for a defender – especially for centre-backs – when you get a clean sheet and you win.
“For me it’s really a dream because I came on at Crystal Palace and we won the game. Then we won against Norwich and conceded no goals, and we conceded no goals on Saturday and also got the win.
“Together with Toby [Alderweireld] and Eric Dier and Mousa [Dembele], we try to defend as a unit and everyone helps each other. I think we did that very well against Norwich and Watford.”
Prior to his recent run of matches, Wimmer’s opportunities at Spurs had been minimal.
The 23-year-old had only been selected to play in cup competition, but he has now proven he is ready to play in the Premier League.
Wimmer looks set to continue in Tottenham’s defence for the foreseeable future, with Vertonghen set to be missing for another six weeks, and his biggest test yet is likely to come at the weekend.
Tottenham take on Manchester City on Sunday, and if they are able to pick up a victory at the Etihad Stadium they would seriously strengthen their claim for a top four spot.