Harrison Ashby was thrilled with a winning West Ham debut for last night's Carabao Cup defeat of Charlton Athletic.
The 18-year-old right-back caught the eye of manager David Moyes in action for the Hammers' development side in Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy.
And his reward was a substitute appearance at London Stadium, where he helped the Irons see out a comfortable 3-0 victory.
“It feels unreal, to be honest," the Scotland U19 international told West Ham TV. “I know there aren't any fans here, but the feeling of just going on the pitch was just unreal. It was so good!
“It's nice just coming on and keeping it steady and feeling confident. I just hope I can keep doing what I'm doing and break into the squad.
“I don't know if I should have shot or not with my first touch, but I'll have a look on the video! You've just got to put the ball in an area and hope someone is there.
“It's the best night of my life by far! One hundred per cent!"