The responsibility of being Australia's star hasn't always sat well with Tom Rogic.
For so long a key element of success for Scottish giants Celtic, Rogic has often failed to deliver similarly in a Socceroos jersey.
In an Asian Cup without retired stars Tim Cahill and Mile Jedinak and with clubmate Daniel Arzani and English Premier League star Aaron Mooy both ruled out through injury, this month's tournament in the UAE was Rogic's time to step up, however.
After pre-tournament tension between Celtic and Australia over Rogic's fitness, the 26-year-old struggled in the Socceroos opener against Jordan - a match in which he broke a bone in his hand.
Since then though Rogic has been a key plank of Australia's resurgence in the tournament, culminating in a man-of-the-match display in the 3-2 win over Syria on Tuesday in Al Ain.
Coach Graham Arnold was thrilled for his former Central Coast Mariners prodigy after Rogic slammed home the winner three minutes into stoppage time from outside the box.
"He's a wonderful player and a joy to coach," Arnold said.
"Talk about the first game but he had a lot of stuff going on around the place with Celtic and his hand and that.
"He's got such a will and strength to want to play for Australia. He's very proud and he wants to do that."
It's a level of performance that hasn't gone unnoticed by his teammates either.
Youngster Awer Mabil said Rogic's eye for a pass makes his job as one of the team's three forwards easy.
"I just have to run and he will find me," the 23-year-old said.
"It's a pleasure to play with him. He's a big, big player.
"And you know, we're having fun out there."