Harry Kane came agonisingly close to passing his audition at Real Madrid with flying colours on Tuesday night.
The Tottenham striker had another fantastic game at the Bernabeu - the only thing that was missing from his performance was a goal.
Spurs took the lead through Raphael Varane's own goal in the 27th minute and it all came from Serge Aurier's dangerous cross and Kane's audacious back-heeled flick.
Had Varane not blocked Kane's effort, there's every chance it would have beaten Keylor Navas in goal anyway.
Kane was a threat throughout the 90 minutes and according to the 24-year-old, it's because of comments like Zinedine Zidane's pre-match that he's playing with so much confidence.
"I try to use that as positives," he said. "I've said before that positive comments help a striker, I try to use it as motivation. Not just me, we've got a whole squad, a whole team working very hard.
"But when you've got a striker scoring goals, it's natural for people to talk about that. I use that as a positive - try to use it for confidence moving forward."
Real Madrid vs Tottenham was ultimately a straight shoot-out between their two star players: Cristiano Ronaldo and Kane.
It was Ronaldo's penalty that equalised for Los Blancos, which also marked the Portuguese's 110th in the Champions League.
All eyes were on the pair after the game when they were seen embracing and chatting on the pitch, and now Kane has revealed what was said.
According to Kane, his first thought was to ask Ronaldo for his No.7 shirt before simply saying: "See you in a couple of weeks."
"I asked for his shirt," said Kane, per the Daily Mail. "He's a big role model of mine, watching him when I was growing up. It's a nice shirt to get and frame.
"I gave him my shirt. I don't know what he'll do with it. We just said, 'See you in a couple of weeks'."
Tottenham are joint-top with Real in Group H after three games and in a great position to progress into the round of 16.
Kane just hopes they can continue their form in the competition. He added. "It was a big statement. A few years ago we were playing Europa League and to come here to the Bernabeu and put in a performance like that shows what kind of team we are.
"It will give us confidence for the Premier League. We've shown we can do it against the best team in the world. It's a good incentive for us. We have to keep improving."
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