There are plenty of Tottenham Hotspur players ready to feature in the World Cup over the next month, with two in action on Saturday night.
However, there were contrasting fortunes for Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen.
The Tottenham playmaker continued an incredible recent scoring record for Denmark, netting in the Scandinavians’ 2-0 win over Mexico on Saturday night.
The mercurial playmaker looks set to shine in Russia, with his importance to club and country undeniable.
With Harry Kane signing a new Tottenham contract and the club’s wage structure being pushed out as a result, Eriksen needs to the next player to be rewarded with improved terms.
Meanwhile, Lloris started in goal for France in the 1-1 draw with the United States and was culpable as Julian Green scored to give his side the lead.
The Tottenham stopper was beaten at his near post as he captained Les Bleus at the home of his former club Lyon.
Lloris has been an important member of the Spurs squad over recent seasons and we have all lost count of how many incredible saves he has made for the North London club.
However, Tottenham fans should be slightly concerned that the number of mistakes the French goalkeeper makes look to have increased over the last 12 months.
Both players will start for their nations as the World Cup starts in Russia on Thursday night.