Tim Krul insists he is ready to take his chance to become Newcastle United's No.1 goalkeeper.
The Dutch Under 21 international is set to get his chance in the first team after Steve Harper sustained shoulder ligament damage during the weekend's win over Everton.
It is not known how long Harper will be sidelined for, but Krul is ready to step in after coming on and making his league debut at Goodison Park.
"It's just a crazy, unbelievable game isn't it? On Thursday I was playing in the reserves and then on Saturday in the Premier League for my debut," he told the Evening Chronicle.
"It's been a dream come true to play in the Premier League and something I have dreamed of all my life.
"It's what I've been training for, for many years, and it's great it's come true.
"You want to get the chance but in happier circumstances. But I have to take the chance now and be there for the team."
Krul was happy to get nearly an hour under his belt against Everton, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
"It was nice to have a bit to do in the game," he said.
"There were a few little nerves as well, when you get the shout to come on you feel nervous in your first game.
"I had to take a free-kick straight away, but that got me into the game straight away.
"It was just a strange feeling to get on like that.
"We needed to get back to winning ways. We just kept going and it was a great performance."