Some Tottenham fans have been left extremely impressed by Maksim Paskotsi’s performance as Estonia played out a 0-0 draw against Wales on Wednesday.
Estonia went into the game in Cardiff as massive underdogs, having lost against a weakened Belgian side as well as Northern Ireland last week.
However, against the odds, the Baltic nation managed to frustrate Wales and come away with a point from the game.
Paskotsi put in an accomplished display in the right side of a back three against a strong Wales forward line that featured the likes of Gareth Bale and Daniel James.
The 18-year-old was used as a right-back in pre-season by Nuno Espirito Santo and was handed his competitive Spurs first-team debut in the 1-0 first-leg loss Pacos De Ferriera last month.
On seeing Paskotsi’s accomplished display on Wednesday, some Spurs fans are excited to see how the defender will develop over the coming years.
— SpursEstonia🇪🇪 (@SpursEstonia) September 8, 2021
Cap number 7 for Maksim Paskotši last night. 🇪🇪
At just 18 years of age he is getting phenomenal international experience. In years to come he will count as both Home Grown and Club Trained. pic.twitter.com/POTCzjgplf
— Lilywhite Rose (@Lilywhite_Rose) September 9, 2021
And was brilliant yesterday. Strong in defence, physically excellent and can also bring the ball out from the back. https://t.co/nnCt4h8YK1
— James 🏴 🇮🇪 (@JamesTot1000) September 9, 2021
Very good defender on our hands. https://t.co/WdwwoeJlvC
— Pritch🔺 (@JacobPritch61) September 8, 2021
Hate to say it but Bale and Wales' chances of making the World Cup look extremely dim after tonight's failure to beat Estonia.
Young Paskotsi was a giant in defense, all 18 years of him. A star in the making.
— McLean 🏴 (@spursmaca) September 8, 2021
— ~.~🥸 (@zeethfc) September 9, 2021
He’s maturing very nicely… 👏 https://t.co/vwMThtemyD
— D O N I J O N E S 🙍🏾♂️ (@TheDoniJones) September 8, 2021
— ABHI COYS ⚪ (@runningupthegil) September 9, 2021
Spurs cannot let Paskotši slip through their fingers.
He's smashing it at an International level at a very young age.
He's such a ridiculous talent pic.twitter.com/9gX2EW1UGs
— ◽Skywalk FC◽ (@Stu__thfc) September 9, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
I am not on the Paskotsi hype train just yet and will wait to see more of him before making up my mind. However, the experience of playing high-pressure international matches at such a young age will certainly hold him in good stead. The 18-year-old might get a chance to prove himself in the Europa Conference League this season.
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