“I hope the players will prepare well and be in shape for the qualifiers, which start in March,” said Georgi Ivanov
The technical director of the Bulgarian Football Union Georgi Ivanov – Gonzo revealed the main goal of Bulgaria – qualifying for the European Championship in 2024. He stated in an interview with Darik that an Augsburg player with Bulgarian roots is expected to get a passport and help the Lions in the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers.
“I think everything is fine for now. I hope the players will prepare well and be in shape for the qualifiers that start in March. There is nothing to talk about – the goal is to qualify for the European Championship,” said Georgi Ivanov. He added that the goal is to win every game and he doesn’t think that the high expectations will weigh him down.
“It’s always easier when you have results. Until half an hour ago, we were together with Mladen Krstaich and we were discussing which football players are healthy. We emphasize on footballers who have worked abroad and join them to the national teams in order to catch the most players who have Bulgarian citizenship. I have stated that the players should come to the national team willingly, because they are protecting their own honor and that of Bulgaria,” said Gonzo.
“We are now trying to arrange footballers, for example one footballer from Augsburg (b.a. Lukas Petkov) and there is also a player who is in the Wales under-21 team. We hope to be able to arrange passports for them soon so that they can help of the team in March,” added the BFS technical director.