Those who predicted that Andros Townsend's spectacle against Montenegro was a once in a blue moon occurrence have been left to eat their words after last night's performance.
As expected, people are now heralding the 22-year-old as a ready-made, home-grown replacement for the recently departed Gareth Bale at Spurs.
Isn't it oh so easy to get caught up in this type of talk?
More often than not when a player or manager leaves a club, supporters and 'experts' alike begin the hunt for his successor.
Sometimes the replacement is adequate, sometimes they exceed their predecessors and on some occasions they flop massively.
We take a look at five of football's most acclaimed succession stories, and rate whether or not they turned out to be worth the gamble or ultimately failed to meet the demands...