Manchester City are considering taking striker Edin Dzeko out of the firing line for Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final clash with Wigan Athletic after he was booed by his own fans in Bosnia’s 2-0 loss to Egypt.
The 27-year-old blasted head coach Safet Susic for keeping him on the pitch for the entire contest, when the Blues forward had specifically asked to be replaced due to a niggling injury concern.
Despite City striker Stevan Jovetic carrying a hamstring problem and unlikely to feature at the weekend, FootballDirectNews.com understands boss Manuel Pellegrini is pondering the prospect of removing Dzeko from the spotlight. A source close to the club told FDN the ex-Wolfsburg man is likely to either be a substitute or out of the matchday squad altogether, if talisman Sergio Aguero is fit enough to feature. Dzeko took to social media site Facebook to hit back at Bosnia fans who jeered him for what they perceived to be a poor display against Egypt, and took a swipe at Susic.
He said: “I came here with a niggling injury and Susic knew that, and he still didn’t substitute me either at half-time, which was the plan, or after the break when I asked to be replaced. “I don’t know why he left me on the pitch for the full 90 minutes. I wish to thank all fans who support me but the others should be ashamed because I am a born winner and always play my heart out for the national team. ”
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