The Bosnian centre-forward: “I have shown that I can compete at high levels”. Dimarco also speaks: “Lukaku? We often see each other outside. And serious measures are taken on racism”
The days separating Inter and Manchester City from the Champions League final are drawing to a close and the attention on the protagonists of both teams is rising more and more, with declarations pouring in continuously even after the two Media Days organized in Appiano Gentile and Manchester. On the Nerazzurri front, the words pronounced by Federico Dimarco and Edin Dzeko are interesting.
The left winger spoke to Rivista Undici before the semi-final of the Coppa Italia against Juventus in an interview published only now. The most interesting issue is that concerning Romelu Lukaku, between racism and free time: “It is unacceptable that these things still happen in 2023. As long as people who racially insult players are not expelled from football, they are not removed from stadiums. nothing will change. For that to change, serious measures must be taken. Lukaku? We see each other very often off the pitch, we were in contact even when I was in Verona. We have an excellent relationship, we talk a lot about football with him but also obviously about private life. And in the evening we challenge each other at Play…” Then a focus on the big matches: “The matches with the national team changed me and I add the one against Barcelona in the same period. They were matches that made me a completely different player. When you always play, you play important matches, you gain confidence and awareness in your abilities. For me it was a turning point, mentally, in terms of performance. To get to certain levels you have to play many of those matches. When you play them you realize where you are. But I try to live my profession serenely… except when there’s the derby.”
The Bosnian forward instead spoke to the British broadcaster BT Sport: “Being in the Champions League final against my former club Manchester City, to which I am very close, is a very important thing for me, I can’t wait to play. Differences between the Premier and Serie A? The Premier League is the most difficult league to play in, but in Italy everything is different, people think a lot about tactics and people talk a lot about football. Italian coaches are also very well prepared, they prepare you on every detail, they tell you what to do in every situation”. Then, two hints about his present and his future: “I’m delighted to be playing in a Champions League final, it’s certainly the first time and I get there at the age of 37. Never say never, but it could also be the last, and so I want to enjoy it. I feel good, and that’s the most important thing. Last year and this year I showed that I can still play at a high level, and that’s what counts in the end. Now I think about the final, then I’ll think about the future but I repeat, I feel good”.
June 7 – 5.47pm
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