If another ball pops up for Riley McGree in the A-League grand final, he'll be sure to throw his leg out again and see what happens.
Three months on loan under Ernie Merrick at Newcastle has taught the South Australian a thing or two about how to play with a spontaneity beyond his 19 years.
And last weekend's globally lauded wonder goal is a case in point on how not to second-guess yourself in match-changing moments.
McGree's astounding scorpion kick against Melbourne City has already been dubbed the greatest goal in A-League history and is gathering momentum as favourite for this year's FIFA Puskas Award.
"You try anything really and if it pays off, well done," McGree said.
"If it doesn't, have another go.
"It is a bit instinctive. You have to have a bit of improvisation."
Attention has come thick and fast since Friday night but McGree is remarkably focused, preferring to channel his energy towards fighting Melbourne Victory for the title on Saturday in front of a sold-out McDonald Jones Stadium.
"I've just got to block out as much as I can, keep myself grounded and level-headed, and just focus on the job we have on the weekend," he said.
"I can't really remember a game as big as last week and this one will be even bigger.
"It's great on a personal note to get the experience and play in these games."
McGree says no contract offers have been tabled as a result of his freak goal, nor out-of-the-ordinary contact from parent side Club Brugge, where he'd like to return next season for a crack at Belgian first-team football.
Regardless, life has moved quickly for the teen midfielder since last March when he bolted into Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos squad after less than a full professional season at former club Adelaide United.
That breakout season piqued Club Brugge's interest and he made the move to Europe in July.
But his experience with the Jets has brought a new level of on-field composure.
"I've got that from Ernie this year and I'm starting to enjoy myself on the field," he said.
"Everyone in the team believes in each other and are always supportive, no matter what happens on the field."