Roma are not as bad as people think - Dzeko

Edin Dzeko scored twice in Roma's win over Napoli and was quick to respond to his side's critics, who had predicted a heavy defeat.

Roma striker Edin Dzeko celebrating   -  Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images

Edin Dzeko has hit back at Roma's critics after they blew the Serie A title race wide open with a 4-2 win over Napoli on Saturday.

The former Manchester City striker scored a double to help his side to a famous win and deny Napoli the opportunity to restore their four-point cushion over Juventus at the Serie A summit.

Dzeko felt criticism of Roma in the build-up to the game was unfair and was delighted to prove those who predicted a heavy defeat for the Giallorossi wrong.

He told Mediaset Premium: "We put in a great performance against the team that plays the best football in Italy.

"I do not look to the past, but I say we aren't as bad as people think. Before kick-off, some thought we were meant to lose 5-0.

"We were perfect, but when we don't win that doesn't mean we are useless.

"The last few weeks have certainly not been easy, but I do not look for excuses. If I do well or not, I don't seek excuses. I just want to work for the team."

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