Edin Dzeko has put the anger and frustrations of Bayern Munich behind him and is ready to make Blackburn Rovers pay the price.
The free-scoring Bosnian striker has apologised for the animated displeasure he displayed when substituted in the 2-0 Uefa Champions League defeat at the Allianz Arena.
“Everyone has had a sleep and a rest after the Bayern game and we know we could have done better but it is football and you cannot win every game,” he said after the first training session since the trip to Germany.
“Bayern Munich is behind us, we are feeling positive and looking forward to the next game. That is our new target now.
“I know my reaction (to being taken off) was bad and 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 ok 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 and 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.”
That forthcoming contest is at Ewood Park Blackburn on Saturday afternoon a ground that holds fond memories for Dzeko who has already scored six Premier League goals this season and is amongst the early pacesetters for the Golden Boot title.
“I remember last year when I scored there and we won. We had great support from thousands of City fans and we hope to make then cheer again on Saturday,” he concluded.