Inter striker Edin Dzezko missed out on Bosnia and Herzgovina’s World Cup qualifying loss to Finland earlier today but would have played had he been able to.
This according to Bosnian head coach Ivaylo Petev, who explained in a press conference, as reported by FCInter1908, that the 35-year-old only missed out because of his fitness issues.
Dzeko, who is the Bosnian national team’s captain and all-time top scorer and appearance-maker, had been a doubt going into the match due to injury.
The striker pulled up after a sprint during the second half of Inter’s derby draw with AC Milan last weekend and immediately signalled to the bench that he was unable to continue.
Tests indicated that the Bosnian had picked up a thigh strain, and he is still recovering from the issue, which caused him to miss today’s match against Finland, which Bosnia and Herzgovina were disappointed to lose 3-1.
Petev explained, however, that “If he were fit he 100% would have been in the starting eleven.”