Pellegrini turns the heat up on Dzeko - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told striker Edin Dzeko he will have to continue performing to standard if he wishes to keep his place in the City side for this season.
‘I told him that if he wants to stay here we must see the player Manchester City bought two years ago. Dzeko has played well. He worked for the team. I am confident he will score goals, of course, because he’s scored goals in his whole career.’
The Bosnia & Herzegovina international enjoyed an upturn in form during the tail-end of the 2012/13 season, but was still largely used as an impact player under former manager Roberto Mancini. Nevertheless, he scored 23 goals in 44 games for the Premier League runners-up last season.
Turning 28 next spring, he’s reaching the peak average age for strikers, and faces stiff competition for a starting place with the Citizens this campaign.
With Pellegrini signing strikers Stevan J...