Edin Dzeko reveals he wasn’t a fan of Roberto Mancini
Wednesday’s clash between Manchester City and Bayern Munich conjures memories of the two teams meeting at the Allianz Arena two seasons ago, where Carlos Tevez allegedly refused to come on as a substitute.
October 1st, 2013
However, the man who was hauled off the pitch at the time was also unhappy, with Edin Dzeko spitting his dummy after being hooked during City’s 2-0 defeat against Bayern, with the Bosnian recollecting the incident this week.
It is clear that the striker is preferring the working methods of Manuel Pellegrini compared to his predecessor, with Mancini seemingly lacking faith in the former Wolfsburg striker when it came to the big occasions.
Dzeko said: “I think my form is a tribute to the new coach. The manager is very important to a player’s form, and I have noticed a difference. I think for every player it is important he knows the manager believes in him, and it is important he has the confidence of the manager. That helps you to find the best form.
“There was a lot of speculation about my future, I heard I was supposed to be leaving, but I never heard from the club they wanted to sell me. And you never heard from me I wanted to leave. I am happy, I have the confidence of the manager and my form is good.”
Sergio Aguero is fit for the match against Bayern, while David Silva has also returned to the team from injury and could play a part against the European champions.