Edin Dzeko was one of the market’s surprises last summer. The Serbian attacker left Roma overnight for Inter Milan. Now, months later, he has told how that was. It was after the arrival of José Mourinho, when things changed. Although Dzeko swore loyalty to the Portuguese coach, it was no use. A few days later Abraham appeared on the scene and everything took a 180º turn.
“This summer I was the first in which I said to myself ‘I’m not going’. The year before something had happened with Juve, two years ago with Inter. This summer I did not expect to leave Rome after the arrival of Mourinho. I spoke to him when he arrived. I told him that it was an honor that such a great coach had come to the club. I told him: ‘I’m here and I’ll give everything for you and for the club,” Dzeko began by explaining.
“I told Mourinho: ‘I’m here and I’ll give everything for you and the club’
“Knowing that he had a one-year contract, I told him that I was ready to give it my all, but I also asked him if he could evaluate any proposals that were due the following year. In the following days, Roma signed Abraham and Inter came looking for me, “he says, still surprised. Dzeko spent the last five seasons in the Italian capital.
Don’t think about withdrawal
Dzeko, at 35, continues to triumph at Inter. And Juventus pull their hair. Among other things because of his numbers, which endorse his great form: he has 13 goals and 7 assists so far this season.
“My former teammates tell me: ‘Never stop playing football!’
“I talked to several of my old teammates, who retired early. They wanted to be with their families, to have vacations. Then after six months, it hits them. They tell me: ‘Never stop playing football!’ These words are in my head. This is my biggest motivation. Let’s see what options I have when I finish, but I’m not going to retire. There will be time for this, but not yet. I want to play”, she sentenced.
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