Dzeko apologises to Mancini

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has apologised to manager Roberto Mancini, after he reacted angrily to being substituted against Bayern Munich in midweek.

The Bosnia international was removed by the Italian coach as the Premier League team were 2-0 down, and exchanged words with his boss before marching off.

The reaction was overlooked due to Carlos Tevez’s refusal to come on against the Bundesliga giants, but Dzeko has apologised.

“I know my reaction was bad,” he told Sky Sports.

“I have spoken to the guys and to the coach as well. I have apologised for the reaction and Roberto has accepted it and said that everything is okay and that we have to be positive for the next game.”

“I was unhappy because we were 2-0 down and I wanted to win the game.

“It was something special for me to go back to Germany where I played for a long time. I wanted to do well and wanted the team to do well. Things didn’t go well for us. That is why I was extra frustrated,” he continued.

City travel to take on Blackburn at Ewood Park on Saturday, and are looking to put their slow European start behind them.

“Everyone has had a sleep and a rest after the Bayern game. We know we could have done better but it is football and you cannot win every game.

“Bayern Munich is behind us, we are feeling positive and looking forward to the next game. That is our new target now,” he concluded.

Written By Gareth McKnight

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