The Bosnian has not been the first name on the team sheet this season with Sergio Aguero and David Silva stealing the headlines, but he feels he still has a role to play.Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has claimed that he will stay at the club next season as he still has unfinished business to attend to at the Etihad Stadium.
Dzeko faces serious competition to get into the squad next season, let alone the first team, if Roberto Mancini goes on a summer splurge which could see the likes of Eden Hazard and Robin van Persie arrive at the club.
Dzeko contributed 14 goals towards City's title-winning campaign, including a bullet header to bring the score to 2-2 in the dramatic last-gasp win over QPR on the final day.
Mancini often preferred to use Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez as his main striking options. Despite the rumors that he could join Italian champion Juventus this summer, the 26-year-old is determined to prove his critics wrong and fire City to a second successive title.
"No, it's not worrying me because I think I've shown that I can play at Man City and that I deserve to play," he told Sky Sports. "I've scored some very important goals. I'm still at Manchester City. For Man City I'm not thinking about my future. I'm just thinking about the games against Ireland and Mexico.
"The coach decides who plays and I respect that. I always tried to do my best all season, even when I didn't play. At the end I scored a goal, maybe one of the most important goals in City's history, and I'm so proud of that."Follow GOAL.COM USA on