Juventus defender Daniele Rugani is delighted to be getting some minutes under his belt, and says that he is "enjoying every moment of this run in the side".
The 21-year-old Italy youth international is regarded as one for the future in Turin, but has been given his chance to impress in Serie A with starts in Juve's last four league matches, bringing his total appearances up to 12 for the season.
"It's a source of great satisfaction to be selected by the boss and I look to repay his faith in me by giving my very best on the pitch," the former Empoli youngster told Sky Sports.
"At a club like Juventus, full of stars who are regularly rewriting football history, it's necessary to make a positive impact from the start.
"I feel like I've done that now and, with the help of my team-mates, I'm contributing more and more to this side."
The Bianconeri are renowned for their rock-solid defence, and Rugani is happy to sing the praises of his team-mates.
"They're three unbelievable defenders, who have the perfect mix of attributes," he added of his more experienced countrymen.
"You have the phenomenal concentration levels of [Andrea] Barzagli, the physicality and grit of [Giorgio] Chiellini and in [Leonardo] Bonucci you've a strong character and great technical ability to build up the play from the back."