Dzeko happy to have rejected Chelsea after Champions League heroics

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Roma ahead Edin Dzeko joked that he and the membership have been glad to have turned down a January switch to Chelsea because it meant he might hearth the Serie A aspect into the Champions League semi-finals.

Former Manchester Metropolis man Dzeko delivered an entire centre-ahead efficiency on Tuesday, scoring the opener – to add to his essential away objective at Camp Nou – and profitable the penalty for the second.

The Giallorossi at the moment are getting ready for a primary European Cup semi-last because the 1983-eighty four season and Dzeko is delighted to be part of it.

“It wasn’t straightforward, however I stayed right here and am very happy to be right here,” he stated. “I feel the membership is glad, too. Let’s not speak about [the move]. Cash does not matter

“This was the most effective, however even higher might be but to come. It proved we will play towards anybody, as Barcelona are such a robust aspect. We put three objectives previous them and will have had extra.

“I have by no means seen Barcelona wrestle a lot. We pressed them continually from the primary minute.”

Requested how far Roma can go, Dzeko responded: “To the ultimate, hopefully.

“No one believed in us and we have reached the semi-ultimate for the primary time within the Champions League [era]. I’m very happy that I can watch the draw for the semi-finals and see my Roma there.”