Jason Davidson has heaped praise on his Groningen teammate Ajdin Hrustic and labelled him one for the future – for the Australian national team.
While the 25-year-old Davidson has already played 23 times for the Socceroos, 20-year-old Hrustic is a member of the under 23 set-up although he is yet to earn his first cap.
Having signed for Groningen in June 2015, Hrustic impressed with the u23 side before making his senior competitive debut as a substitute in a draw against AZ Alkmaar in April 2017.
Hrustic has since made three top-flight appearances for the Eredivisie side, scoring after coming off the bench in a 5-1 thumping of PEC Zwolle over the weekend.
When quizzed about his teammate, Davidson told The World Game: "He's a good player… one for the future.
"He's skilful, fantastic on the ball and is just now breaking through into the first team.
"He's come off the bench a few times (three to date) and that goal will give him a lot of confidence to build on."
He added: "Hopefully he'll just take it on from here… I feel next year could be a big one for him if he keeps going the way he is."
While Davidson is currently on loan from Huddersfield Town, Hrustic joined the Eredivisie side from Schalke's youth ranks.
On his own future, Davidson added: "I know they (Groningen) are talks about next year and want me to stay… it will be a matter of waiting till the end of the season.
"I am still a Huddersfield player… they have been fantastic this year and I wish them all the best in hopefully getting promoted to the Premier League."