Manchester United defender Alex Buttner has revealed his delight at shackling who he has described as the best 'right winger in the world'.
Buttner deputised for the suspended Patrice Evra and performed admirably against Bayern Munich's star man Arjen Robben.
Many had expected Manchester United outcast Buttner to struggle against a player of Robben's calibre, however the Dutchman past his personal test against his fellow countryman with flying colours.
Buttner said on coming up against Robben: "I did [say that] because I believe in myself and my qualities.
"Of course, for me, Robben is the best right winger in the world and a really good player.
"But I watched a lot of videos so I know what he does and what kind of actions he makes.
"It was nice to stop him. I was focused 100 per cent to win my challenge and I think I did well.
"I think I showed before against Aston Villa and West Ham that I can defend well. For me, it's my first focus - on defending - because I know I can attack well. I train hard every day on my defending and also my crossing and everything else."
Buttner, who had played just 11 games for Manchester United before yesterday's game, had to be substituted in the 74th minute against the Bundesliga champions.
The 25-year-old came into the game with a minor hamstring injury which made his display against the current holders of the Champions League even more impressive.
Manchester United boss David Moyes will have a big decision to make ahead of the second leg as Evra is eligible to play at the Allianz Arena next Wednesday.