Just to show there really are no hard feelings as he leaves Aston Villa, Juan Pablo Angel has heaped praise on one of the youngsters whose emergence expedited his own departure.
The Columbian, who has joined Major League Soccer outfit New York Red Bulls for the next three seasons, was the model of diplomacy when he bade his farewell on Tuesday - so much so that he lauded Gabriel Agbonlahor's 'tremendous potential'.
The 20-year-old has not only burst on to the scene this season, he has emerged as one of Villa's most potent and important attacking weapons and in doing so has limited Angel to a bit-part role and effectively ended his career in the Midlands.
Angel has not played since January 31 while Agbonlahor has gone on to represent England Under-21s and start all but one of Villa's Premiership games.
He has even scored three goals in his last four games, the equalisers against Wigan Athletic and Everton and the decisive strike in the 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers.
As a result Angel is just one of many players, supporters and commentators who have been startled by the Birmingham-born forward's rapid progress.
But, Angel says, Agbonlahor is only going to get better: "I don't know how good he can be. Only time will tell," he said. "To be honest it's up to him how good he wants to be. He has to learn a few things still but he is still young.
"He has the physical abilities to do whatever he wants. He has tremendous speed and in the modern game that is a great asset to have. He has it all.
"Gabby has a lot of potential. He has an asset that is very important in the modern game - true pace - and he has the right people behind him."