Bulgaria Admits Victory over Malta was Tough
Bulgaria national football team, who secured a crucial victory over Malta late on Tuesday, has admitted they have to thank luck too for the 2:1 win.
"Malta is a very well organized team and besides at the end our performance got really sloppy, I don’t known why. This does not suit us. I can assure you that all the players in the team are very serious and responsible guys and will keep on fighting to consolidate the second place in Group B,” Svetoslav Dyakov commented.
Defender Radoslav Dimitrov, who scored his first international goal in the match, said he is planning a special party to mark the happy occasion.
Bulgaria kept a firm grip on second place in their World Cup qualifying group with a 2-1 win over Malta on Tuesday.
Bulgaria took the lead in the ninth minute by Radolslav Dimitrov and doubled it in the 60th minute with a goal by Emil Gargorov.
Malta scored its only goal in the 78th minute when Terence Vella passed the ball to Edward Herrera, who beat the Bulgarian goalkeeper.
Italy top Group B with 17 points from seven matches, followed by Bulgaria with 13 points from eight games. Denmark, who beat Armenia 1-0 earlier on Tuesday, are third with 12 points.
Bulgaria, aiming to secure a playoff spot, will face Armenia on October 11.
Malta’s next qualifier is against the Czech Republic.