It has been a whirlwind few days for Louis Dennis.
He was left heartbroken on Sunday after his Bromley side lost to Brackley on penalties in the FA Trophy final at Wembley.
But now he is celebrating a switch to Fratton Park and the chance to impress at a higher level of football.
And Dennis is confident he has what it takes to succeed at Pompey – as well as giving the fans plenty of reason to get off their seats.
He said: “It’s been a surreal few days for me on a personal level – going from the disappointment of losing at Wembley to the achievement of signing for Portsmouth Football Club.
“I feel like I’ve had a good season and so hopefully now I can continue to push on. I’ve had to pick myself up from some low points, so I’m pleased to have proved a few people wrong.
"It’s been a surreal few days for me on a personal level – going from the disappointment of losing at Wembley to the achievement of signing for Portsmouth Football Club."
“There will be questions asked of me at a higher level, but I really believe that I can do it. I got in the Team of the Season in the National League and now this is the next chapter for me.
“I see myself as a positive player who wants to be on the ball, get at defenders and bring other people into play.
“There are obviously things for me to work on and improvements I can make, but I like to make things happen.
“The crowds are massive here and it’s something I’ll have to adapt to, although hopefully I can embrace that.”
Dennis almost ended his Bromley career in perfect fashion, only for Brackley to grab a last-gasp equaliser in the FA Trophy final and then triumph in a penalty shoot-out.
Pompey’s new signing said: “Words can’t really describe the feelings because we were 15 seconds away from winning a trophy at Wembley.
“Then we were one penalty away from doing the same thing – although that’s the highs and lows of football and you have to move on.
“It would have been unbelievable for me, the club and the fans who have supported us, but it wasn’t meant to be.”