Edin Dzeko is still a Manchester City fan almost four years after heading to Roma following a successful spell at the Etihad Stadium.
The ‘Bosnian Diamond’ has reaffirmed his love for City in a new interview with FourFourTwo, speaking fondly of the club he won two titles at – both of which he played a key role in.
“I was there for four-and-a-half years, I won some trophies – after City had waited 44 years [for a top-flight title] – and had a great time, so it was a special period in my career,” Dzeko told FourFourTwo.
“I still follow City when I can. They feel like my club, and it was a pleasure to play in the best league in the world – you want to play with the best and compete with the best. It’s amazing to see how much City have grown as a club since then.”
One of the most momentous games during his four-and-a-half seasons in Manchester was the memorable 6-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford – the day when the balance of power in Manchester shifted.
Edin said of that day: “To beat them 6-1 in their own ground was a humiliation, especially in a derby when it’s even worse
“It all happened so quickly – we got three goals in the last five minutes or something like that. Maybe that game gave us more power and energy to think we could do it at the end; that we were the team to win it that year.
“Beating United with Alex Ferguson, one of the greatest managers in history, was a special moment for us and the fans, and it gave us an even more special relationship because they loved us more. United always had that flag which counted the years City were without a title, making fun of our fans. After the 6-1 they were quiet!”