It has been reported that Manchester United fullback Alexander Buttner was proud of his role in their 1-1 draw with Champions League opponents Bayern Munich.
The Dutch left-back deputised for suspended left-back Patrice Evra and shackled fellow countryman Arjen Robben for much of an enthralling 90 minutes of Champions League football.
“First of all, when I heard I was going to play, I was focused for every minute on this game – and to do it well,” he told ManUtd.com.
“If it goes well, it is a good feeling. Patrice couldn’t play and I started now to play more games. I was talking with the manager and he said I was going to play so I had more time to lift myself for this game.
“I am happy that I played well. I can enjoy it now and want to be ready for the weekend. I’m a footballer. I want to play every time and hope I am fit for Newcastle.
“I am good but my injury is more from Saturday’s game because it [my hamstring] is feeling tight. I have to hope I am OK for the weekend.”