Dean Marney fulfilled another boyhood dream by turning out for the first team at White Hart Lane - he now hopes to display his talents at another of the game's great stages.
The versatile Dean entered play against Leeds for the final four minutes in place of Mauricio Taricco, adding to the substitute appearance made against Birmingham on day one at St Andrews.
Dean did not take for granted the realisation of his dream at the weekend with senior players returning to the squad.
"I said before that I hoped to be involved again and to be on the bench was better than I thought with the players we have in the squad," he reflected. "To get on was the iceing on the cake really.
"I've still got to work hard in training and there will come a time when I might not be in the squad with players coming back to fitness - but I am not going to worry about that."
Dean remains in the squad for the trip to Liverpool, possibly offering him the chance to experience stepping out at Anfield.
"Obviously, the place I wanted to play when I was growing up was for Tottenham's first team at White Hart Lane. If I'm in the squad for Anfield I will be over the moon, Liverpool are a great side and to be involved would be a great experience for me.
"One point out of a possible six is not the sort of start they would have wanted, but they are good side and it is important that we go there and try and get something out of the game."