Steven Alzate was over the moon after making his Premier League debut in the 0-0 draw away at Newcastle.

The 21-year-old who spent last season on loan at Swindon Town in League Two came in as one of three changes to the side that drew 1-1 against Burnley last weekend and the youngster could not hide his feelings.

He said to Sky Sports: “It was an amazing feeling honestly. Getting the opportunity to start. Honestly the gaff has a lot of faith in me.

“I have been on the team since pre-season so it wasn’t anything strange. I felt comfortable. Obviously these lot are encouraging me all the time so it felt good.”

Alzate was one of the players that really stood out in the game and he was asked what instructions Potter gave him prior to the game.

He said: “He told me to play left-wing-back but he told me to get as high as possible. Stretch the play and he told me to be confident when I was on the ball 1 vs 1. Take on the man but obviously defensively be solid as well and that’s what I did.”

The youngster also spoke about how playing in the Premier League differs to playing in the U23’s.

He said: “It was a good experience for me. Obviously playing men’s football is very different to playing Under-23’s football.

“Now it’s time to kick on and I’m thankful for the opportunity and hopefully I get many more games.”