Manuel Lanzini was in action for Argentina last night as they warmed up for the World Cup.
Lionel Messi predictably stole the show against Haiti, scoring a hattrick as his side scored four.
Lanzini is just hoping to earn a starting spot for Russia 2018, and was given the nod in the XI against Haiti.
He was selected in a central midfield role, slightly deeper than where he is used to playing for West Ham.
Lanzini impressed in possession, and while he did not directly influence any of the goals, he certainly helped his case for further starts for his country.
Some fans went further, calling for Lanzini to be given a more prominent role by Argentina, out on the wing in place of PSG's Angel Di Maria.
Argentina have one more friendly more the World Cup, against Israel in just over a week's time.
Lanzini will hope for another chance to nail down a spot before their opener against Iceland on June 16.
Here is a look at the reaction to Lanzini's performance...
Lanzini is awesome. Argentina need to bin Di Maria and play him on the left wing.— Imdad (@Imdu_) May 29, 2018
TOP : Lo Celso, Lanzini, Salvio, Tagliafico— Dahoud (@MehdiElUltimo10) May 29, 2018
FLOPS : Higuain, Di Maria
Lanzini would work so much better than di maria on that left side— Achraf (@Achraf_Hayou) May 29, 2018
I'm so happy Argentina picked Lanzini.— Bonaventurà (@keebu_keebu) May 30, 2018
Lanzini played well, should start in the WC— Maria (@WayTooMessi) May 30, 2018
I like the addition of Lo Celso and Lanzini to this Argentina side. Ball circulation is way better. I was never a fan of Masche as DM and would prefer Banega or Biglia there— nex (@yuciif_) May 30, 2018
I like this lineup. Salvio is great on the right. Lo Celso, Di Maria and Lanzini are the best choices for mid. And whatever anyone might say, Mascherano still is very important to Argentina in the DM role.— Yoonus Habeeb (@Yeutch) May 30, 2018