England youngster Phil Jones insists he isn't losing any sleep over the daunting prospect of facing Spain's world champions in just his second international appearance.
Jones has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last two years, but the Manchester United defender will face the sternest test of his brief career if, as expected, England coach Fabio Capello selects him against Vicente del Bosque's glittering collection of stars in Saturday's glamour friendly at Wembley.
Jones believes he is best suited to central defence, however Capello played him at right-back on his debut against Montenegro last month and is mulling over another switch that would see him charged with disrupting Spain's passing carousel in a midfield holding role.
Xavi and Andres Iniesta have taken the game to dizzying new heights during their glorious union in midfield Barcelona and Spain and stopping them has been beyond players with far more experience and success on their CVs than Jones.
But Preston-born Jones claims he has never been one to worry about the reputation of opponents or the magnitude of an occasion, so taking on Xavi and company is just another experience to relish.
"Xavi and Iniesta are two fantastic players, we all know that, but they are only human. Everyone can make mistakes if you get in amongst them and bite away," Jones said.
"Nothing worries me. Obviously you get a few jitters before the game. That's only natural but in general what have I got to worry about? I'm doing what I love, playing against the best players all over the world.
"I don't fear the game. There's pressure playing for United and England in every game, if it's a friendly or a massive game and you've got to be able to deal with that. I think I do that."
However, Jones played most of his only full season with Blackburn in that position and grew used to being shuffled into different positions during his time at Rovers.
"I played everywhere as a kid," he said. "I came to Blackburn at the age of 10 as a right midfielder, then went to central midfield and in the Under-16s I was a centre-back and the Under-18s I went back to right-back.
"That's why I feel I'm more than capable of playing in any position I'm asked to.
"If I'm asked to play there and the manager picks me I will look forward to it. It's a great game to play in."
At an age when most teenagers are in higher education or just starting their working lives, the remarkably mature Jones seems well on the way to becoming an England regular.
Jones hasn't been fazed by life in the spotlight at United and Capello has already spoken of him as a future England captain less than 10 years after Bolton decided he didn't have enough potential to join their academy.
"For the manager to say that is a brilliant feeling," he said. "I can be vocal and command people. I have to keep performing well for club and country and hopefully get there one day."
His ascent is even more incredible when you consider that Jones is so young that he doesn't remember a major football tournament before the 2002 World Cup.
"We all sat down with the headmaster and when the final whistle went everyone was in tears."
Jones may lack experience on the pitch but he is a quick learner off it as he showed when quizzed on the thorny subject of England captain John Terry and the allegations that he racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
Asked if Terry's presence was a problem for some England players, Jones said: "Nothing's been mentioned about it. We've been out to training. He's our captain, a great player and a great leader and everything is fine.
"The atmosphere is brilliant. The players have been fine with him. I've not felt anything (negative)."
Source: AFP Global Edition