The Israeli-born Russian was drafted into the Russian forces. On Monday, he will be notified if he is in the final squad.
Molde (Netavizen): – It’s big and I’m happy. This is a goal for me, but I want to join the ultimate team. I had a good match against Molde now, so we’ll see, Nikita Heiken starts at Netavizen after that Keep a clean sheet of Bodou/Glimt in the league final against Molde on Wednesday night.
I wish someone had seen it, but I don’t want to say much. We’ll see on Monday, he continues when asked how he assesses his chances of securing a place in the team that will emerge in the important World Cup qualifiers against Cyprus and Croatia on November 11-14.
Hornland is considering action after an ugly mistake: – There will be pressure on him and the club
The Russians lead Group H by two points over Croatia with two games remaining, in a group that could culminate in a pure group final between the two countries in Zagreb in the battle for a direct World Cup ticket to Qatar.
He has many age matches for the country
Haikin has international players for Russia at U16 to U21 level. Last week, it was reported that he was one of five goalkeepers in the national team’s total line-up for the upcoming international matches in November.
In Wednesday’s 2-0 win, Heiken was once again powerful against the league leaders who are on their way to defending last year’s league gold.
Coach Kjetil Knutsen was very unhappy with what the team showed before the break in Wednesday’s game, but Glimt responded with a superb performance after the break at Aker Stadium.
– We had to tug the players a little in their ears to stand the match and take the duels. I raised my voice, Knutsen told Nettavisen after the match.
The coach’s scolding was enough to wake the players up and was instrumental in Haikin being able to keep the cage clean for the ninth time this season.
The 26-year-old has conceded 19 goals in 23 games at Eliteserien this season.
Solbakken received a sad message after the Bodø / Glimt win: – The worst on the field
In addition, he gave several good performances in Europe this fall. Heiken’s efforts piqued the interest of Russia.
– I just spoke with the goalkeeper coach there. He decides on the choice of goalkeepers, says Heiken, who stated that he himself did not talk to the coach of the national team Valerige Karpin.
– I’m thinking about it
In addition to Glimt goalkeeper, Khimki goalkeeper Ilya Lantranov has not played any international matches for his country. Experienced Guilherme Marinato and Soslan Dzhanaev, as well as 22-year-old Matvej Safonov, are the three remaining guards on the total team.
– I think about it yes, but all I can do is perform in matches. I’m not the one who decides. I’m excited, Heiken admits before the final draw the day after Sunday’s game against Sandfjord in Aspmera.
Heiken’s agent, former LSK, VIF and Tromsø goalkeeper, Otto Fredriksen tells the Russians Metaratings He is proud to call Heiken for the Russian national team.
– But I’m not surprised. He is a strong and intelligent person. Nikita has been working hard and constantly improving his technique since coming to Norway three years ago. Over the past two seasons, he has consistently played all his matches at a high level, says the Finn.
For his part, last stronghold Kjetil Knutsen is aware that Bodo/Glimt’s successful season so far this year is also eroding physically.
There are a lot of challenges and a tight match program, but we won’t complain about that. That’s how it is. We want to be where we are, concludes Heiken realizing that the yellow jerseys could be one step closer to securing their second consecutive League gold in the Elite Series on Sunday night when Sandefjord comes to visit Espmera at 18.00.
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