Last week, the Celtic defender was tackling the brilliance of Barcelona. Tonight he will look to shackle Slovakia.
While his peers are playing first team football on both sides of the border, Findlay is content to remain at arms length from Neil Lennon's squad. For now at least.
A place at the heart of the Hoops rearguard may be the ultimate aim, but he is making the most of the opportunities that are coming along for club and country.
His form for Celtic's second string has won him a place in the Scotland Under-21 squad for the Euro qualifier with Slovakia this evening and the 18-year-old is eager to shine on the big stage once again.
"It is hard to make the step up into the Celtic first team, but I am playing Under-20s and in the Youth Champions League as well," he said.
"There are boys playing in the first team every week at First or Second Division clubs, but the standard at Celtic of the players around you and the teams you are playing against, like Barcelona, Ajax and AC Milan, is higher than the other boys are experiencing.
"Everyone dreams of playing first team football, but I am content at Celtic. We have played Barcelona and AC Milan, it is a different brand of football and is broadens your horizons. It improves your game a lot.
"I thought the NextGen series was excellent, but this year is great. You travel with the first team, you hear the Champions League music before the games. It is amazing and gives you a taste of what it would be like if you make it."
Findlay may becoming accustomed to taking on the most talented youngsters from across Europe, but a victory still eludes him.
Billy Stark's side lost 4-0 to Holland last time out as the Parkhead protege started at the heart of a youthful Scots rearguard in Nijmegen.
Findlay said: "The Holland game didn't turn out how we wanted, but - although we got beat heavily - there were positives to take from the game. We are going into these games with a point to prove and confident we can do a job.
"It is always difficult to come back from a heavy defeat, but when you are young you are always determined to prove yourself and show people what you have got. I want to prove that I can do the job.
"Against Holland, which is the hardest game in the group, the manager had faith in me and Jordan McGhee. The boost that gives you is huge."
Tonight's Slovakia showdown is followed by a trip to Georgia next Monday as the 21s look to add more points to their Group 3 tally following an opening round victory over Luxembourg in Paisley.
Gordon Strachan's side will round off their World Cup qualifying campaign at home to Croatia just 24 hours after the Georgia clash.
And Findlay hopes it will be an encouraging week for Scottish football as both sides aim for wins.
He said: "If you look around the squad, there is quality in every department.
"We have got boys playing in the Premiership and playing down south. We are confident that we can go all the way and get to the finals.
"The first team have helped bring back a feelgood factor for Scottish football. But then you look at the 21s and we have been beaten by England and Holland.
"We want to have people praising the 21s and proud of what we are doing, like people are pleased with the first team. Fans want to see good talent coming through.
"Hopefully we can feed off the first team and keep moving in the right direction."