Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko has acknowledged that Manchester City are favourites to win the Champions League final on Saturday. Dzeko, who spent four and a half years at City, believes that they are currently the best team in the world and that it is normal for them to be seen as favourites. However, he also stated that in a final, anything can happen and it is always 50-50.
Both teams have had impressive runs in the competition this season, with City winning all of their group stage matches and Inter finishing second in a tough group that included Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk. City then went on to beat Borussia Monchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund, and Paris Saint-Germain in the knockout stages, while Inter defeated Liverpool, Ajax, and Shakhtar Donetsk.
The final promises to be an exciting match, with both teams possessing plenty of attacking talent. City have the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, and Phil Foden, while Inter can call upon Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez, and Nicolo Barella. It will be interesting to see how the two teams approach the game, with City likely to dominate possession and Inter looking to use their pace on the counter-attack.
For Dzeko, the final will be a special match as he faces his former club. He won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and two League Cups during his time at City and was a key player in their success. He will be hoping to cause an upset and help Inter win their first Champions League trophy since 2010.
Overall, it promises to be a fascinating encounter between two top teams. While City may be seen as favourites, Inter have shown throughout the competition that they are a force to be reckoned with. The stage is set for an unforgettable final in Istanbul.