Dzeko cant wait for Blues debut
- Fri 14 Jan 2011, 9:17AM
- Posted by David Clayton
New City striker Edin Dzeko is desperate to make his Blues debut against Wolves on Saturday.
The Bosnian striker has enjoyed training with his new team-mates this week and is hoping to get the nod from boss Roberto Mancini against Mick McCarthy’s improving side.
He knows debuts can be hit or miss, but can’t wait to play in front of the City fans for the first time.
“We will have to wait and see how it goes when I play because it could go either way!” laughed Dzeko. “I hope that I will not be nervous because I want to do my best for this club from the word go.
“On my debut for Wolfsburg, I came off the bench and set up a goal, but we still lost the game. At City, I hope to make a winning start. I have watched Wolves on the television but I don’t know much about them.”
So effective was Dzeko for Wolfsburg that the Bundesliga outfit have inducted him into their Hall of Fame - announced as a tribute after he'd left! He will be honoured in his absence against Bayern Munich this weekend will a special award (below), thanking him for his record-breaking time with the club.
Dzeko says he hasn’t set any target for the remaining games in terms of goals and as long as he can help the team to win, that will be god enough for him.
“I don’t set myself targets or a certain amount of goals to score,” he said.
The most important thing for me at City is to be fit and to help my team win games. Whether that’s by scoring goals or by playing well in other areas is another matter
“I hope that I will settle into this team straight away. It’s a big squad with lots a top players and I know that they will help me in any way they can.”
Dzeko will be only the third Bosnian player to play in the English top flight and is hugely proud to represent his country overseas. He said: “There are only two Bosnians ever to have played in the Premier League. Asmir Begovic plays for Stoke City and there was Muhamed Konjic at Coventry before him. I am the third and I hope that I will have much success here.”