18-year-old Spurs starlet makes first senior international start

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Maksim Paskotsi made his first start for the Estonian senior side in their World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic yesterday. 

Spurs completed the signing of Paskotsi from Estonian side FC Flora Tallinn last summer, with the teenager penning a three-year deal with the North Londoners.

The central defender has had an impressive debut campaign for Tottenham’s Under-18s this season. Not only has he been defensively solid but he has also proven to be a big threat from set-pieces this season, netting five goals.

The potential that the youngster has shown this season has got some Spurs fans really excited.

The 18-year-old, who has previously represented Estonia at Under-16 and Under-17 level, was rewarded for his performances this season by earning his first senior call up.

The teenager won his first cap yesterday but it was not the debut the defender would have hoped for as the Czech Republic ran out 6-2 winners on the night. 

While yesterday’s game would have been a steep learning curve for Paskotsi, the youngster will be hoping it is the first of many caps for his country.

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