It was a proud occasion for Derby County's Krystian Bielik last night as he made his first start for Poland in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Austria.
Bielik, who earned his first cap for his country last week as a substitute against Slovenia, played the full 90 minutes on Monday night but was unable to help his side break the deadlock as they drew 0-0.
The 21-year-old was handed his second cap by Poland manager Jerzy Brzęczek, and impressed throughout as the point ensured Poland stayed top of Group G with six games played.
“This is a great day for me,” Bielik said afterwards. “Ninety minutes played in the first team at the home stadium.
“Did these two matches give me confidence? I never felt insecure, I knew from the beginning why I came to the first team. I want to help the team advance to the European Championships - I did it today.
“There was a lot of fighting and a lot of running. As a collective, we showed high quality and class. You always want to win, but you can't do that. We have to respect one point scored today.”
Elsewhere, there was an England Under-19 debut for Academy gradute Morgan Whittaker yesterday.
The youngster, who has featured twice for the first team this season, played 65 minutes for the Young Lions yesterday, however, they were beaten 1-0 by Germany.Fellow Ram, Louie Sibley, was an unused substitute.Tom Lawrence did not feature for Wales in their 1-0 win over Belarus last night.
All of the players will now return to Derby ahead of Friday’s Sky Bet Championship clash against Cardiff City at Pride Park Stadium.
Meanwhile, Derby County Under-18s goalkeeper Harry Halwax and defender Jaden Charles were in action for Republic of Ireland Under-18s at the weekend.
The pair were involved in a three-game tournament in Sweden, with Charles featuring in a 4-0 defeat against Austria, whilst Halwax played the full game in a 1-0 defeat against Norway.