Karl Hein kept his first competitive clean sheet for Estonia on Wednesday, helping them to a 0-0 draw against Georgia.
Arsenal academy goalkeeper Karl Hein made his sixth senior international appearance on Wednesday, starting Estonia’s Nations League game against Georgia.
The 18-year-old only made his debut in September, but he’s becoming a regular starter. In fact, since his debut two months ago, no one else has started a competitive game in goal for Estonia. The only two matches Hein missed were friendlies.
Unfortunately, the team aren’t the strongest defensively, so Hein hadn’t kept any clean sheets before this week.
In his last match against Macedonia, Hein faced nine shots on target, making seven saves but conceding twice. This time around, he finally earned a shutout.
It was another game of attack against defence for Estonia, with Georgia having 68% of the possession and 12 shots to Estonia’s four. However, the only two efforts they got on target were saved by Hein.
Estonia’s fate in the Nations League group was already sealed, relegated to League D, but they can certainly take one positive from the six matches. Hein looks like one for the future of the country in goal.