Zaniolo seeking revenge against Inter, Dzeko booed by Roma fans?

by | Dec 4, 2021 11:55

Nicolò Zaniolo and Edin Dzeko will face their former clubs in Roma vs. Inter today and according to reports in Italy, the striker must expect a hostile welcome at the Stadio Olimpico.

Dzeko spent six seasons in the capital, scoring 119 goals in 260 games. He joined Inter in a free transfer over the summer and is the best scorer at the Stadio Meazza with ten goals in 20 games.

However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport and Il Corriere dello Sport, Roma fans didn’t take well his decision to leave the Stadio Olimpico.

The club had promised the Bosnian striker to let him leave on a free transfer and the 35-year-old insisted on leaving the club at the end of 2020-21.

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Roma signed Tammy Abraham from Chelsea to replace him, but the English striker has only scored four goals in Serie A so far.

Nicolò Zaniolo will also face his former club. The Italian midfielder played in Inter’s academy in 2017-18, but failed to make his senior debut with the Serie A giants.

Inter included him in a player-plus-cash swap deal to sign Radja Nainggolan in 2018 and, only a few months later, he made his senior debut in a Champions League group stage game against Real Madrid under Eusebio Di Francesco.

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Zaniolo has become one of Italy’s most promising midfielders and Roberto Mancini gave him his senior Azzurri debut in March 2019.

Zaniolo has scored two goals in eight appearances with Italy but hasn’t yet scored in Serie A this season.

However, the 22-year-old has netted twice in five Conference League games.

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3 Comments

  1. Gio

    Zaniolo the biggest hype job in roma since Doumbia. He had like what…1 good season give or take? He has done nothing since. He’s undisciplined, arrogant and spends 3/4 of his match time rolling in the mud.

  2. Rio

    Sadly I have to agree . That is from a Roma fan However I do think Zaniolo has far more talent and potential than doumbia ever did. Zaniolo’s tendency to go down too easy under every challenge, actually hinders him a lot, he is like the boy who cry’s wolf 🐺, As there are times this season where he could have won important free kicks or even a penalty or 2 but the referee has already made up his mind that it’s not a foul because of Zaniolos antics on the pitch. Just stop rolling around Zaniolo get up and play on, that is how you win the ball back quicker

  3. Gio

    Rio – his injuries have hindered him no doubt. Seems he is scared now to take any contact – hd’d rather go down. But the hype is crazy…for a kid like him. He needs time to see if he is even capable of gstting back to the form he had prior to the injuries. It angers me though to see him going down so much..he IS talented but sadly as you point out that is just not enough!

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