Former Inter defender Daniele Adani has praised the contributions of current Nerazzurri striker Edin Dzeko following his match-winning performance off the bench against Sassuolo.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Rai 2 Radio, the 47-year-old gave the view that despite his age, the Bosnian has the right qualities to affect games when the Nerazzurri need him to.
Dzeko has had an emphatic start to life at Inter, finding the back of the net six times in his first seven Serie A games following his summer move from Roma.
The 35-year-old looks to be far from finished with his adventure in Serie A following some hints that he might be on the decline in his final season with the Giallorossi, and Adani believes that he is exactly the player Inter need after the shock sale of Romelu Lukaku.
Adani praised Dzeko’s ability to lead the line and find goals when his team need him to most, which was on full display in the Nerazzurri’s comeback win at the Mapei Stadium over the weekend.
“As a substitute he immediately made a difference, what he has done since moving is unparalleled,” Adani stated, “he is finding goals at a pace that was not imaginable.”
He continued, “He is 35 years old, seven years older than Romelu Lukaku – therefore he cannot play sixty games. But when he comes on he stretches the team, attacks the space in behind, scores and scores, so he immediately makes the difference.”
“Dzeko has class and power,” Adani concluded, “he has everything. I am not surprised by Inter’s good start to the season – they are a strong team, who know how to cope with matches not only when they have the advantage but also when they have to react.”