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16 Feb 2011 09:00:04

Mancini demands more from Dzeko

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has challenged Edin Dzeko to raise his game and start scoring.The former Wolfsburg striker was out of luck on Tuesday night during the 0-0 away draw with Aris Salonika in the Europa League.Dzeko almost opened the scoring in the first leg of the last-32 tie in the 16th minute when he got on the end of a driven cross from Aleksandar Kolarov, but saw his close-range shot gathered by Michalis Sifakis at the second attempt.And the Bosnian again came close in the 64th minute when, following a cross from Gareth Barry, he got in a towering header but Sifakis somehow managed to tip it over the top of the bar."I expect more for Dzeko - he needs to improve. He is a good player," said Mancini. "I think he has the same difficulty as (Fernando) Torres at Chelsea because when you arrive in January you don't know your team-mates, it is not easy."He can change in every game. It is important that he improves very quickly. We should cross the ball more to him."


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