Tottenham teenager Maksim Paskotši has posted on Instagram ‘hard-earned point’ after he helped his Estonia side record a goalless draw against Wales on Wednesday night.
The 18-year-old started his side’s World Cup qualifier, and even though Wales had the red-hot Gareth Bale in their XI, fresh from scoring a hat-trick, Paskotsi made sure it was a frustrating night for the ex-Spurs man.
This was the message Paskotši sent to fans after his nation secured a clean sheet and picked up a positive point against Wales:
These are great signs for Spurs that such a young player is taking responsibility at the back, for his nation, on such a big stage.
It has been picked up by Spurs supporters and it will be interesting to see what those inside Tottenham make of his performances.
Bale wasn’t the only threat Paskotsi and his teammates had to deal with yesterday.
There was also Leeds United’s new boy, Daniel James, causing constant problems with his speed and directness.
Then there was Tyler Roberts, who was picking the ball up in dangerous areas and making threatening goalscoring runs.
He should have put Wales in front after the hour mark, but he well and truly fluffed the one-v-one opportunity that came his way.
Nonetheless, whilst Paskotsi is currently far away from the first-team picture, at least it’s encouraging for supporters that they have some serious talent within their ranks.