Old Collegian's All White Debut

The King’s College community was thrilled to see Old Collegian Stefan Marinovic make his All White debut when the team played Korea. The goalkeeper spoke to New Zealand Football of the satisfaction from stepping out on the senior international stage for the first time.

Stefan Marinovic LR

“I’m a proud New Zealander and to have the chance to play for your country is a great honour for me and I’m just happy I was on the pitch,” Marinovic said.

The Korea Republic players may wish he hadn’t been after a first-up performance which included several excellent saves and a redeeming penalty stop after conceding the first half spot kick.

“Unfortunately I put myself in the position when I gave away the penalty then I saved it so guess I kind of cancelled it out. I don’t like to see it as a big save I just think about it as me correcting my own mistake.”

The 23-year-old – who plies his trade in the German third tier with SpVgg Unterhaching – was content with his senior debut and hopes he gets another opportunity with the side later in the year.

“Personally I was happy with a lot of aspects of my game. There’s always room for improvement obviously and I hope to build on that in the future.”

Everyone at King’s congratulates Stefan on the great success he has had to date and all our support for what promises to be a bright future.

Listen to Stefan's Interview with NZ Football

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