Roma striker Edin Dzeko discussed Thursday’s upcoming Europa League showdown against Manchester United today with UEFA.com.
The Bosnian, who is expected to lead the Giallorossi’s attack, conceded that even though the Red Devils are the heavy favorite, anything is possible at this stage of the competition.
“You don’t get to play semi-finals every day. We know their strength, and Manchester United are certainly favorites, but the very fact that we’ve got to the semi-finals gives us the right to believe,” he said.
“We know that we have quality, too, and first of all, as a team, we have to act as one. Then, anything is possible. When you’re playing in the semi-finals, (lifting the trophy) is certainly the ultimate aim.”
“Maybe, at the beginning of the Europa League you don’t think so long term, but when you’re so close it’s certainly the aim.”
He added, “Ahead of us, we have one of the strongest opponents of the last 20 years in European football, and it won’t be easy at all. We’re aware of that but we don’t have to be scared. Anything is possible.”