I'll buy him a beer! - Man City's Kompany wants Dzeko goals against Spurs

Vincent Kompany has promised to treat Edin Dzeko to a beer if the striker scores against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The striker netted for Bosnia on Monday, beating a number of his fellow Premier League stars to give his nation a one-goal lead against Kompany’s Belgium.

And, despite being on the end of Dzeko’s talents in the European Championship qualifiers, Kompany is hoping that the forward continues his good run of goalscoring form when the Premier League returns at the weekend, with Man City looking to move within two points of league leaders Chelsea with a victory at home to Spurs.

Dzeko is well set to add to his tally of two Premier League goals this season against the North Londoners, with an incredible record of six in seven games against the Lilywhites since his move to English football - the highlight being a four-goal haul at White Hart Lane in the 2011/12 season.

Having been labeled with the tag of ‘super sub’, Dzeko has formed an unlikely reputation as a strong and reliable striker in the Premier League, despite being the unfashionable member of a squad containing such superstars as Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri and Yaya Toure. However, Spurs have never doubted his ability, having netted further goals against them in successive seasons following his four-goal game, and he has been instrumental in securing City’s two title wins, netting the equaliser against QPR in 2012, as well as scoring on the final day of Premier League action last season to see the Manchester side over the line.

Despite being rewarded with a new four-year deal over the summer, the Bosnian international started the current season as backup once again, although his form has moved him into a starting position, and Kompany is keen to see Dzeko start at the Etihad against Spurs, calling him “simply one of the best players in the world in his position”.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw between their respective nations, Kompany said: “I find it more important that he will score on Saturday. In that case, I definitely want to buy him a beer!”

A fine reward for the forward if he does net against the North Londoners, the three points are also likely to be well received in Manchester come the close of Saturday’s Premier League action.

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