It was certainly not the worst week in the life of 17-year-old Polish youth international Mateusz Musialowski.
First, he netted a goal after a mazy dribble against Newcastle United in the U18 Premier League North, then he got another two against Sutton United in the FA Youth Cup.
Then last weekend, he was one of the starlets to step up in the intra-squad match with a few first-team players at the AXA Training Centre in Kirkby.
So who is the young winger, who says he models his dribbling on Lionel Messi?
“What I can tell you is that he started his football career when he was five at the local club, Ajaks Czestochowa,” Polish-based Liverpool supporter Karolina Kurek told the ECHO as part of the latest Academy Show podcast from Blood Red.
“His coach was great with the young players as he didn’t really care about the results and instead, just made the players enjoy it.
“There is a problem with lots of coaches in Poland because they stop players from doing natural things at junior level and instead they teach them tactics from a young age.
“But he didn’t say ‘just pass it’ – he let them show their skills. He wanted the players to play their own way and he wanted them to dribble.”
That was the first move as Musialowski played for a few clubs in his homeland at various levels.
“When Musialowski was nine years old, he switched from Ajaks Czestochowa to Rakow Czestochowa and his coach was not happy about it,” Kurek continued.
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“Rakow Czestochowa is a good team in Poland – they play in the first division – but this team is always taking the youngest stars!
“Musialowski played there as a winger and a coach of his, Mariusz Solecki, said that not only did he win the player of the tournament, but was the top goalscorer.
“In 88 matches, he scored 133 goals! He can play in any offensive position and is very good at dribbling, but he still has to put work into his defensive ability.
“When he moved to SMS Lodz, his coach first played him as a winger then switched his position to number 10 and then number nine.
“Lodz are well-known for working with youngsters and they are really well-regarded as a football team – they always have players that can play professional football.”