Inter striker Edin Dzeko is hoping that he can continue on with the Nerazzurri for as long as he is able to keep contributing at the highest level.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the Nerazzurri’s 1-0 win over Napoli, in which he scored the winner, via FCInterNews, the 36-year-old gave his reaction and expressed his desire not to quit whilst he still has the ability to be decisive.
Dzeko was Inter’s match-winning hero against the Partenopei this evening.
The Bosnian headed home in the second half to make sure that the team’s defensive display was rewarded with all three points.
The former Roma, Manchester City, and Wolfsburg striker’s age has meant that there has been some doubt as to whether he can continue to play for a club of Inter’s stature for much longer.
However, Dzeko showed just how decisive he can be with his performance and goal against Napoli, and for his part he does not want to quit any time soon.
Asked how long he sees himself at Inter, the striker simply replied “As long as I can keep making a difference.”
As far as why he came off as a substitute with what looked like cramp, the 36-year-old said that “The pitch was a bit heavy, I was tired with cramps, but I’m still happy.”
“We played for the three points against a team who have been playing amazing football so far this season.”
“We knew about their quality in possession,” he continued, “but we never lost our composure, and we deserved the win considering we also had three or four more good chances to score, particularly in the first half.”
As for his “secret,” the Bosnian named “Always working, without work you can’t get far.”
“I know I’m 36, but I want to play at a high level and I know I can do it.”
And regarding his strike partnership with Romelu Lukaku, Dzeko said that “Great players can always play together.”