Bosnian forward trusts Chilean manager.
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko believes the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City can help him achieve his full potential at the Etihad Stadium reports The Independent.
The Bosnian international, who City paid £27million Wolfsburg for two years ago, has struggled to gain a regular first team position at the Eithad. He often made clear his frustration at being restricted to just a substitute role under former boss Roberto Mancini but still finished the last season with 15 goals.
After Pellegrini brought Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic and Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo to the club this summer there was thought that Dzeko could be leaving the former Premier League champions during the post-season.
However the former Malaga manager has instead confirmed his faith in the attacker and in recent friendlies the striker appears to have a new lease of life with the Citizens. He scored in both Barclays Asia Trophy games against South China and Sunderland then hit two more goals against AC Milan in the Audi Cup yesterday.
He told City TV: ‘I feel different, better. I feel I have more confidence, the manager gives me more confidence. That is an important thing.’
When asked if that support was important, Dzeko said: ‘Of course it is. I think you can see on the pitch how I play.
When asked if that the support from his new manager was significant, Dzeko said: ‘Of course it is. I think you can see on the pitch how I play.
‘I feel different, also because you know someone who is important has trusted you. It is good, for now it is looking good.’