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EVTIMOV CALLED UP BY BULGARIA

5 November 2018

DIMITAR Evtimov could earn his maiden cap for Bulgaria after being called up to the squad for their matches against Cyprus and Slovenia.

The goalkeeper has been a regular for the Brewers after joining on an initial one-month contract back in September, and later extended by a further month.

The former Nottingham Forest man was part of the Albion sides that overcame Burnley and Forest in the Carabao Cup. 

This is his first call up to the senior squad, having featured at every youth level for Bulgaria.

Reacting to his call up, Evtimov said: ““If someone had told me two months ago that I would be called up for the national team I would probably say it was like a joke. But I have been playing regular football and this shows that I must have been doing alright.”

The keeper says that the call up was not completely out of the blue.

“I have had chats with the national team goalkeeping coach and he has followed my last six or seven games and he was very happy with the way I was playing but he didn’t say anything about whether they would call me up or not and I only found out this morning when it was announced by the Bulgarian FA.

“I am very grateful to have had this opportunity to come and play for Burton as two months ago I was a free agent after leaving Nottingham Forest and the door was wide open. Then Burton came for me and gave me this opportunity.

“I have played for Bulgaria at every level but the senior team and it’s a special moment for me and one I won’t forget.”

Bulgaria face Cyprus on Friday 16 November, before taking on Slovenia on Monday 19 November. 


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