Dzeko: ‘Bosnia deserved a draw’

Edin Dzeko maintains Bosnia-Herzegovina “certainly deserved more and a draw would’ve been a fair result” after their 2-1 defeat to Italy.

“I’ve cut my head many times, so it’s nothing new,” goalscorer Dzeko told Rai Sport.

“It’s a pity about the result, because we certainly deserved more and a draw would’ve been a fair result. Italy did play better and were in good physical shape after the break.

“We could’ve hurt them on the counter with a second goal, but we conceded two beautiful goals, although ones that were too easy for a team like us. We should’ve closed them down earlier.”

Bosnia are struggling in Euro 2020 qualifying Group J, having drawn 2-2 with Greece, losing to Finland and Italy.

“The defeat to Finland wasn’t anywhere near the performance we saw tonight, where we caused big problems for a team like Italy. We hope to make up lost ground, win as many games as possible and get into it.”

Dzeko has been heavily linked with a move to Inter this summer.

“I am still a Roma player, can finally say after a very long season that I’m going on vacation. Then we’ll see what happens.”