Edin Dzeko’s two goal display against Aris on Thursday will hopefully open the floodgates to more goals that will bring glory to City this season.
A week ago, Roberto Mancini challenged Dzeko to perform better and the striker has answered the call by scoring three goals in two games as City progressed in both the FA Cup and Europa League and is beginning to look worth every penny of the £27m City paid for him.
The Bosnian striker will be hoping to break his league duck when Fulham visit on Sunday after saving all his goals for the blues for cup competitions. It would be ironic if Dzeko scores against Mark Hughes’ team on Sunday as it was the former City boss who first tried to lure the big hit man to Eastlands two years ago.
It often takes a player time to settle at a new club while he gets to know and understand his team mates, and that has certainly been the case with Dzeko, but the striker has now scored four goals in nine games for the blues and the fans and the player himself will be looking for more in the coming weeks, months and years.
And an encouraging sign of the future for City is Dzeko’s growing relationship with Carlos Tevez. Both set each other up for goals against Notts County on Sunday, while Tevez played the striker in for his second against Aris on Thursday.
After his two goal showing against Aris, Dzeko still believes his game can improve. “I am very happy because I scored two goals in one game for the first time for Manchester City and we are in the next round,” said ther Bosnian after the game, but also was disappointed he didn’t complete his treble. “I am not happy with the last chance of the first half, I have to work.”
And manager Mancini hailed his new strikers’s impact on the game by saying “Edin played well, he scored two goals, and for him it’s very important.”
Hopefully we will see the real Edin Dzeko, starting on Sunday against Fulham and with a bit of luck, he should hit top form for us by the time we travel to Kiev on March 10th for the Europa League first leg tie.
If he can start knocking the goals in, it could take us all the way and earn us all a trip to Dublin in May
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