However, there was no hiding the young defender’s disappointment after the 5-2 loss against AS Monaco at Stade Louis II.
A relatively quiet friendly burst into life at start of the second half, with the home side stretching their lead from 1-0 to 3-0 inside five minutes.
Harry Kane grabbed a goal back for 3-1 but Falcao’s second of the encounter and a fifth from Mounir Obbadi put the Ligue 1 side out of sight. Andros Townsend drilled home a late consolation.
“It was a great experience to play against Falcao, one of the best strikers in the world, fantastic movement,” said Zeki.
“I enjoyed playing the full 90 minutes, it's just a shame about the result.
“It was a difficult night but the lads will regroup, work hard this week and look forward to Espanyol next week.”
We take on the La Liga side at White Hart Lane on Saturday, kick-off 5.30pm.