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In quotes published by Sky Sports, Dzeko said, “We should have won the game. But the referee was shameful.
“We are going home, we are said because of that. But this referee should be going home, too.”
Dzeko saw a goal disallowed for wrongly being adjudged as offside, while there were claims a foul was committed in the build up to Nigeria’s match-winning strike.
City are said to be monitoring the Spanish midfielder along with Manchester United and Liverpool, but in truth the players already at Manuel Pellegrini’s disposal would suggest the Barca player would be an unnecessary addition.
And finally, the Manchester Evening News has published an interesting piece on the possible City youngsters who could make an impact at the next World Cup.
Yes, following England’s awful showing and early elimination, thoughts are already turning to the next tournament, with City’s Devante Cole, Angus Gunn and Ellis Plummer among those tipped to possibly make the grade in four years.