Edin Dzeko’s Ballon d’Or nomination proves he is one of the top strikers in the world and he might cause some headache for Chelsea
The morning after Edin Dzeko had become Roma’s newest centurion, he was hailed by both Tuttosport and the Corriere dello Sport as the new king of the Eternal City, GOAL reports.
It has been a long road that the Bosnian had to walk through to rise from once being cruelly referred to as ‘Edin Cieco’ (‘Blind Edin’) after a horrible first season in Serie A.
There was a point where even Dzeko didn’t think this was going to play out.
“I am personally proud to reach 100 appearances in a Roma jersey and, after my first year, nobody thought that was possible,” the striker said after Roma’s thrilling draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, which ended 3-3.
The 31-year-old Roma star says he doesn’t feel rusty, in fact he is ready to go: “I don’t feel old,” he has said. “I want to keep playing regularly and at a high level.”
It’s taken him a long time to get to this stage and it’s never been easy, so he’s determined to enjoy it for as long as possible, GOAL continues.
Bad news for the Blues from London: the King of Rome doesn’t want to give up his throne any time soon.
Roma’s first game against Chelsea in this year’s Champions League fixture brought a lot of excitement to fans of both teams. Roma’s Bosnian star contributed a lot to the Italian team’s successful attempt to take at least 1 point home with them.
Dzeko scored two goals in the second half, the first one being a magnificent first-touch volley after Federico Fazio’s ball, which shocked fans, making the score 3-2.
His second goal came after Kolarov’s free-kick which the 31-year-old striker managed to head into the left corner of the net.
Despite Chelsea’s big effort to win the game at home, Roma came out hustling which resulted in sharing points between the two sides.
The question is: what will happen in Italy in tomorrow’s Halloween game? Will Edin Dzeko once again be the monster Chelsea should fear?