Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko is looking forward to taking on his old team Man City in a Champions League final.
Speaking to UK broadcaster BT Sport, via FCInterNews, the 37-year-old Bosnian international gave his thoughts on what facing a team that he achieved a lot with earlier in his career for a chance at European club football’s top honour means to him.
Inter striker Dzeko will have enjoyed his time as a City player.
The Bosnian helped the Cityzens to two Premier League titles.
In the summer of 2015, however, Dzeko decided to leave to move to Italian football. He joined Roma in Serie A.
Dzeko spent six years as a Giallorossi player. However, in 2021, he decided to try out a new adventure by going to Inter.
The Bosnian has already won both of the Supercoppa Italiana and the Coppa Italia twice.
However, an even more important honour is at stake in the Champions League final this weekend.
For his part, Dzeko is happy that this is coming up against a side with whom he has a lot of history.
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The Inter striker said that “Being in the Champions League final against my former club City, to whom I still feel very close, is very important for me.”
“There will be a lot of fans at the stadium,” he went on. “From both teams.”
“And I can’t wait to play.”
Asked about differences between the Premier League and Serie A, Dzeko explained that “The Premier is the most difficult league to play in. But in Italy, everything is different.People think a lot about tactics and people talk a lot about football.”
“Furthermore, Italian coaches prepare for matches very well,” Dzeko noted. “They prepare you on every detail.”
“They tell you what to do in every situation,” he said of playing in Serie A.
“For me it was new. I’d heard about it, but then when you’re inside it, everything is different.”
“In the eight years here in Italy, I’ve grown a lot as a player,” Dzeko said.