Five-goal Roma can do much better, says Dzeko

Roma striker Edin Dzeko admitted that his side did not start the season well and said that there was more to come after it beat Viktoria Plzen 5-0.

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Edin Dzeko said that Roma was yet to hit its best form despite scoring a hat-trick in a rampant 5-0 victory over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.

The Bosnian striker gave Roma the lead after just three minutes at Stadio Olimpico before doubling its advantage on 40 minutes and wrapping up the win with his third in second-half stoppage-time.

Cengiz Under and Justin Kluivert were also on the scoresheet as Roma extended its winning streak to three matches, but Dzeko said that there was more to come from Eusebio Di Francesco's side.

"We didn't start the season well as a team. Obviously, I did not score as many goals as I wanted," Dzeko, who went into the game with just one goal to his name this season, told O2 TV.

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"Today, it was a good game for me, for the team. We just have to continue like this because I think this is not our maximum. We can do much better."

Roma went over a month without a victory, earlier, in the season, losing 3-0 to Real Madrid in its Champions League Group G opener in the process, but recovered to beat Frosinone 4-0 before claiming the honours in the Rome derby against Lazio, winning 3-1 at home.

The victory over Plzen left Roma with a record of three home games, 12 goals scored and one conceded from its last three outings, and Di Francesco told "We wanted this win and we won it convincingly."

"We conceded very little and wanted to get some continuity in our results. It's never easy to win in the Champions League, but today we proved we were stronger than our opponents."

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