SOFIA - PSV Eindhoven defender Stanislav
Manolev rescinded on Monday his decision to quit the Bulgarian
national team after announcing he would never play again under
coach Lothar Matthaus.
Manolev said he would never wear the Bulgarian shirt while
the German was in charge after he was left out of the squad for
Friday's Euro 2012 Group G qualifier against England.
Matthaus said Manolev had been dropped for "not being
serious in training" but added that the national team's door was
"I'll continue playing, of course, I'm Bulgarian after all,"
Manolev, who had been capped 18 times after making his debut in
2008, told Darik radio. "I will always play for Bulgaria.
"Matthaus told me that I'm not in a good shape and I was
very annoyed. I told him that I'm going back to the Netherlands
to improve my form.
"But now I can say that Matthaus can always rely on me,"
added Manolev, who joined PSV Eindhoven from Litex Lovech on a
three-year contract in 2009.
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