It doesn’t matter how long they’ve trained, nor how long they’ve been professional athletes. Sometimes, even the best players in the world suffer from blunders in between their moments of brilliance — something that Manchester City star Edin Dzeko can attest to after his team’s recent Barclays Asia Trophy match against Sunderland.
Battling for a starting position with new signings Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo joining the team, Dzeko started brightly with a stunning volley only a few minutes into the match.
The goodwill that Dzeko had built up, however, might have evaporated with a horrific penalty he took in the second half.
For Edin’s sake, let’s just hope that new City manager Manuel Pellegrini dozed off after halftime.