Although not in the ideal circumstances, Aaron Lennon relished his White Hart Lane introduction on Saturday.
The speedy winger was handed a debut at half-time against Chelsea following an injury to Teemu Tainio. Even with the team down to ten men following the dismissal of Mido, Aaron still displayed the pace and trickery we can expect to see much more of in the remainder of this and forthcoming seasons.
There was one dart into Chelsea territory that took a desperate lunge from John Terry to stop him in his tracks.
"It was good to get on," said the summer recruit from Leeds United afterwards. "It was difficult circumstances with being down to ten men and you are always going to struggle with ten against the champions. I thought we fought hard and didn't give up.
"I thought I would never get on with us playing with one striker. Teemu got injured and the gaffer put me on at half-time."
Despite the overall disappointment, Aaron was completely taken with the occasion and is hungry for more of the same in the future.
"It was brilliant, even though we were losing the fans got behind us and sang until the 93rd minute - brilliant.
"Now I've had a taste I just want to try and be involved in as many games as I can."