Tottenham midfielder Danny Rose was delighted to taste England U21 action in their 1-1 draw with Germany.
"What's good for me is that I can come on in different positions," he told the Spurs website. "We have a team meeting before every game and before Germany, the manager told the players to get the ball into my feet because he believed I could make something happen.
"I feel if I get the opportunity I can do that. It could be important as well as we're now at the semi-finals of the tournament. We're strong defensively so it only takes that one chance and it could be the difference between making the final or not."
Rose described the Germany match as 'a great experience'.
"We all wanted to show the manager that we're good enough and eager for a place in the semi-final," he explained.
"I said before I came out to the tournament that even if I didn't play a minute, I'd be happy to be involved. It wasn't until all the lads were buzzing after winning the first game that I realised that I really wanted to be part of it.
"I was gutted not to get on against Spain in the second game and when that's the case, you take that disappointment out onto the training pitch and try to show the manager that you are eager and want to play.
"When I saw my name on the teamsheet before Germany, that's when the butterflies hit me.
"The stadium is about an hour away from the hotel and I just plugged my iPod in and tried to get myself right. I must admit I do normally get nervous before games and that was as nervous as I've been!"