Harry Winks’ rise to prominence may not have reached his peak yet, as the Tottenham Hotspur man is surely facing the biggest two months of his career now.
Tottenham have an unenviable schedule over the next few weeks, with Mauricio Pochettino’s squad sure to be tested.
Spurs face off against the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool in their next few matches - and rotation will be key to any success Spurs will have.
Pochettino will need every member of his squad to step up, and it is likely that Winks will have a key role to fulfil over the coming weeks.
Winks has earned such a reputation now, after his first England cap, that it is easy to forget he has still only made four Premier League starts.
But Winks now has an opportunity to stake his claim to be a permanent starter for Spurs, and make himself a regular in the England squad.
The 21-year-old will almost certainly be handed opportunities to impress in the near future, and it will be up to him to take it.
If Winks can catch the eye, then not only will he move up the pecking order at Tottenham - but he may well book his place in Russia next summer with England.
And the youngster looks to be facing what could be the most important period of his burgeoning career to date.