George Evans hopes his spectacular winner against Toronto FC will earn him further opportunities in the Manchester City team as he set his sights on emulating his world-class teammates.
Evans, 20, who has been on City's books since the age of six, came off the bench to score a 35-year-old thunderbolt to earn a 1-0 victory against the Canadian club in Wednesday's friendly.
The midfielder has spent spells on loan in League One with Crewe Alexandra and Scunthorpe, but is yet to make his competitive debut for City.
And he told the club's website: "I am delighted to be here and hopefully I can show the manager what I can do."
Evans figured alongside World Cup finalists Sergio Aguero, Martin Demichelis and Pablo Zabaleta as well as four-time African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure during his second-half appearance at the BMO Field.
"The motivation is massive to get into the position these players have been, every one of them is world-class," he said. "It is amazing. All the lads are class and have been really good to me. They make you very welcome in the dressing room."
Evans admitted he surprised himself with his goal, explaining: "Words can't describe it. It is a dream come true for me. The ball has come across, I just thought I could get a shot and luckily it has gone into the top corner. I am buzzing."
City have taken nine younger players with them on their postseason tour of North America.
Spain under-16 right-back Pablo Maffeo came off the bench in Canada along with France Under-18 midfielder Olivier Ntcham as well as forward Jose Angel Pozo, the 19-year-old forward who made four senior appearances this season.
City are expected to use other young players in Thursday's friendly against Houston Dynamo.
They have high hopes for Spanish left-back Angelino and midfielders Bersant Celina and Brandon Barker.