Massimo Luongo is a man on the brink of guiding his country to the highest profile competition in global football, the World Cup.
Appearing as a second half substitute, he helped the Socceroos secure a 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia to bring his country a step closer to the grandest stage of all.
But what does next season hold for the QPR playmaker?
In short, the new campaign is vital for Luongo.
As much as the 24-year-old will be delighted to currently be part of the Socceroos squad, he will not be satisfied being a bit-part player.
This arguably is down to his inconsistency at Loftus Road, as well as the frankly disappointing form suffered by the team last season.
If Luongo is to assert himself as a regular for the Socceroos going into a decisive World Cup year, then he is going to need to truly make his mark next year.
He is more than capable of it, as at his best Luongo has the ability to be one of the best players in the Championship, but this isn't something that we've seen nearly enough.
Some may say that he should be looking to play at a higher level than a mid-table Championship team, but he will have to earn the right to do that.
One thing's for certain, next year's World Cup will be firmly in the Australian's mind, and it's time for the playmaker to step up to the plate and show that he is ready to share the stage with the world's finest.