'Extraordinary' Edin Dzeko praised by Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco after double strike makes his top goalscorer in Cha

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24 Oct 2018 09:31

'Extraordinary' Edin Dzeko praised by Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco after double strike makes his top goalscorer in Champions League


Edin Dzeko has been hailed as 'extraordinary' after his two goals helped Roma beat CSKA Moscow 3-0 and took his tally in this season's Champions League to five goals in three games. The 32-year-old former Manchester City striker is the competition's top scorer this season, alongside Lionel Messi, having bagged a hat-trick in his previous game, a 5-0 thumping of Viktoria Plzen.

Dzeko is also averaging a goal every 54 minutes,
ทาง เข้า sbobet ใหม่ ล่าสุด and Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco was quick to praise his star striker, who helped the team bounce back from a shock home defeat by SPAL in Serie A on Saturday. Di Francesco is now battling to save his job, according to reports in Italy.

'If he'd scored [against SPAL] ทาง เข้า sbobet ใหม่ ล่าสุด that would have been even better,' said Di Francesco of the Bosnia and Herzegovina international. 'I must say, he's an extraordinary player, and not just in terms of his finishing – he gets the team playing, brings the ball down and produces good service for his team-mates.

'He's a fantastic professional, his pre-match preparations are always spot-on. When he has a bad game he might appear lethargic, but he does well when he's determined. 'There were things I wasn't happy with against SPAL, some occasions where focus was lacking. That's football, you can never let your guard down.

'We showed a lot of good things, including the ability to dig in. CSKA are good between the lines but we found our rhythm, producing some good play and creating chances.' The only Champions League game Dzeko has not scored in this season was the 3-0 defeat by reigning champions Real Madrid in the first group game. ทาง เข้า sbobet ใหม่ ล่าสุด Roma are now level on points with Real at the top of Group G, behind only on their head-to-head record.

Dzeko will be hoping to emulate last season's success in the competition when Roma reached the semi-finals only to lose 7-6 on aggregate to Liverpool. He does, however, have just two goals to his name in Serie A this season, with Roma languishing in a disappointing seventh place.

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