Chelsea Target Explains Why He Was Right To Reject January Move

The Blues were desperate to sign him in the winter

Roma striker Edin Dzeko says he was right not to join Chelsea in January after helping his side to a shock Champions League quarter final victory over Barcelona on Tuesday night.

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The Giallorossi lost 4-1 at Camp Nou last week, but the Bosnian’s late away goal meant a 3-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico was enough to send them through to the last four.

In January, the former Manchester City striker had the opportunity to return to the Premier League, and while he admits the speculation was tough on him, he said it was the right choice to stay in Italy.

“It was not easy for me [the speculation]. A very complicated 10 days and you could tell from my performances on the pitch too, Dzeko said.

“It wasn’t easy, but I stayed here and am very happy to be here,” he said after the game, as quoted by the Evening Standard. “I think the club is glad, too. Let’s not talk about [the move]. Money doesn’t matter.

“This was the best, but even better may well be yet to come. It proved we can play against anyone, as Barcelona are such a strong side.

“Nobody believed in us and we have reached the semi-final for the first time in the Champions League. I am very happy that I can watch the draw for the semi-finals and see my Roma there.”

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