One of our best players, calls it a day for international football. Can't say I blame him, the situation is simply pure comedy. It's quite clear the decision is motivated by both the complete devotion of rational selection within the National Team but also outside reason such as the constant bashing of Berbatov within Bulgarian Media.
It's a really sad thing, that one of the most talented players in our National team really had a chance to play with one other truly "all-time-great" player. And both called it quits, first Balakov and now Berbatov, it's little wonder why this happens. It's always them who are blamed by our media whenever we fail - but yet the constant lobby for certain players who have no place in our national team is constantly overlooked.
The corrupt system, has turned our national team into a 3rd tier one, and sadly if our young players who don't get a chance in the National Team anyway don't force themselves out of our corrupt league they will never receive a chance to play at a higher level.
I wish you luck Mitko, I respect your decision and share your sentiment. I hope you will one day decide that things have change and might reconsider this decision unfortunately change doesn't seem to be nearing.
Some of us will miss you, but with the constant media war against you unfortunately a lot of people won't. I guess that will change overtime and hopefully everyone understand the mistakes and wrongful scapegoating in due time.