It's fair to say that Liverpool star Emre Can probably wasn't expecting his name to be on the Germany team sheet ahead of their Euro 2016 semi-final contest against France.
Can hadn't started for Germany during the tournament before tonight's game at the Stade Velodrome but after an injury to Sami Khedira, the versatile ace was duly handed a key role in the side.
Can, 22, last started a competitive game for his country against Scotland, so it's fair to say that his inclusion took everyone by surprise.
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Even before the game had kicked off in France, the Liverpool man began trending on Twitter; as you can see by some of the tweets below, he was quickly mocked by fans from the Premier League.
In truth, no one gave him, alongside Manchester United veteran Bastian Schweinsteiger, much of a chance competing against the likes of Paul Pogba...
Can a starter
And judging by the next load of tweets, people weren't too impressed with Can's opening 10 minutes or so against France...
But then Can, who was handed a place on the right-hand side of the midfield, quickly proved his critics wrong and grew into the game throughout the opening 45 minutes.
It must be noted, of course, that he was handed a yellow card for a foul on Antoine Griezmann, but his performance was praised nonetheless.
Liverpool fans absolutely loved watching Can's solid outing and some of them suggested that he should be their club's next captain. Yes, we know, that escalated rather quickly.
What did you make of Can's performance? Have your say below!