Didier Zokora has expressed his delight at Saturday's dramatic victory over Liverpool - but he may never have got the chance to play his part.
The midfielder was originally named as a substitute before Jermaine Jenas picked up an injury in the warm-up, so the Ivorian was thrust into the starting XI at the last minute.
And he didn't let anyone down, playing his part in keeping our unbeaten start under Harry Redknapp going.
Didier admits the confidence is flowing among the team again having picked up seven points from the last three games and climbing off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table.
But on his surprise starting berth, he said: "It's always important to be ready to play, even if you don't start, because everyone has a job to do for the team.
"I had a chance to play and I took it, so I'm very happy because it was a great result for us as well.
"Taking three points against a team like Liverpool is not easy, so this is great for the confidence.
"In the past when we have played against the best teams, we don't tend to come back after conceding a goal, so we worked hard to win this game.
"After taking seven points from three games, the confidence is back, and now we have to keep these performances going."
On the impact his new manager has made at the Club, Didier added: "It's unbelievable at the moment. Harry's changed everything, and he must already be a legend with the fans!"