The national player of Bulgaria under 19, Miroslav Marinov, officially apologized for the red card he received in the European qualifier against Turkey. Yesterday, the player from Botev (Vratsa) entered as a reserve for the match in Varna and took an active part in the goal of Angel Stoykov’s selection. Marinov was then sent off by the referee for a line.
“I apologize to all the Bulgarians who watched and crossed their fingers for me in last night’s match against Turkey. I went in with great desire, I created the goal for us, but the tension of the equalizer got to me and I lost my nerve for the well-deserved red card. I played two good and one very poor game with the national team, but I know you can’t leave your teammates down in such a stupid way. The teasing with the Turkish players was from the hotel and in the end I just couldn’t stand it.
As this was my last game with the U19s, I want to thank all the boys we played – 2004 and 2005 set. There are great talents among them who will go far. I hope to see many of them in the U21 set above! I also thank the medical team and the administration for the correct attitude.
Thanks also to all the fans who sent me messages of support all night while I was traveling back! BULGARIAN HEROES!” Marinov wrote on Facebook.