Tottenham fell to a 4-2 defeat against a superior Barcelona outfit on Wednesday night at Wembley, but there were still a selection of players that proved themselves against quality opponents.
Harry Winks continued his comeback from injury by completing 90 minutes in the Champions League group stage fixture and he sent out a message to manager Mauricio Pochettino that he is getting back to his best.
The 22-year-old has been eased back into first-team action by Spurs this campaign after an injury setback, which saw all the momentum he picked up last campaign vanish.
But the central midfielder is beginning to look much more like himself and the pass master can play a key role for the side moving forward.
Winks rubbed shoulders against some of the best midfielders in the world on Wednesday in the shape of Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets.
The 5ft 8in ace was not overawed by the situation and gave a good account of himself during a difficult night for Spurs.
One standout moment was his brilliant tackle on man of the match Lionel Messi, as he sprinted back into his own half to dispossess the superstar in full flow.
If Winks can break back into the Spurs XI on a regular basis, then a recall to the England squad is likely to be just around the corner.