Tumultuous seasons are part of every young players' paths, but Pierre-Emile Højbjerg's was as turbulent as a plane flying through the Himalayas.
The 18-year-old was ferried between the Grünwalder and Säbener Straßen, making a combined 46 team sheet appearances between the first and second team. His impacts with the top side were brief, mostly in garbage time minutes, but the impressions that he left on the pitch exposed a new layer of potential.
The distraction of his father's decline in health undoubtedly loomed in his mind. His stoicism prevailed, and he remained focused enough on his football that he earned a spot in the DFB-Pokal final. His development also progressed enough for Morten Olsen, Denmark's national team coach, called him up for his country debut, a 90 minute shift against Scandinavian rivals Sweden.
With 386 minutes in the first team, his evaluation is far from complete, but that number is bound to increase very soon.