Edin Dzeko: War Childhood made me stronger

Captain of the National Team of BiH and player for Roma Edin Dzeko gave an interview for GoalNation. The interview was done by Diane Scavuzzo, and our Diamond talked about his career, growing up in BiH, playing in Roma, Series A…

How does it feel to play in Italy?

Edin Dzeko: Good, every league is different. I played in Germany and England, but more attention is given to tactics in Italy. All Team A teams are tactically ready, especially on defense, which makes it difficult for the attackers like me.

What do you think about the Italian football?

Edin Dzeko: When looking at the technical aspect, this is the best league in the world. The things that I have learned here in the last two years I could not find anywhere else.

What was your favorite team in your childhood?

Edin Dzeko: My first team in BiH was FC Zeljeznicar, which is the club where I grew up and started playing football. I was just 9 years old when the war was over, and my father took me to the club. I remember our first training, the field was all ruined, and we trained in the school building. I signed the first professional contract with FC Zeljo in 2003, and I went to Teplice two years later.

What the growing up in BiH looked like?

Edin Dzeko: It was very difficult in the war environment. Children wanted to go out and play, but that was dangerous. However, that made me stronger at the same time. I can thank the past for what I am today.


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