Real Madrid will play their fourth final in the Champions League in five years and have at their disposal a five-time Ballon d'Or victor in Ronaldo - a player Alexander-Arnold admits to having watched on YouTube in his earlier years.
It looks like from recent games, Kieran Trippier will be Gareth Southgate's number one right wing-back for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, but with his best years ahead of him, there is still plenty of time for Alexander-Arnold to force his way into the setup and become a leading man for his country. He's a young lad playing for a big club where you're always under pressure.
"I want to challenge myself and test myself against the best players in the world and there's not many people better than the likes of Ronaldo".
The 19-year old has had an incredible breakthrough season with his boyhood club and capped off the Premier League season with a fine display in the 4-0 win over Brighton, a result that guarantees Champions League football again irrespective of what happens in the final in Kiev against Real Madrid on May 26.
"You know a lot about him and the likes of (Lionel) Messi because you watch them on YouTube when you're growing up, you always watch those type of players".
'There's loads of belief there within the membership in the meanwhile and I am feeling the belief. "We have done it again for next season and hopefully we'll get as far as we have this season".
"That is why I have continued to go and see him and support him on his journey".