Within seconds of his introductory press conference starting, the former Wolfsburg player said he had come to City because he knew it was Manchester's real club, the one the locals support.
It was Dzeko's personal 'Welcome to Manchester ' moment , a pre-planned nod towards Manchester United and he doesn't regret it.
"I said at my first press conference that I saw something else in this city, something that I liked," he told the Daily Mail. "That was one of the reasons I came.
"I was told before I came that this town is more about Manchester City, and that is what I have found.
"That is why I said what I said and I have no regrets. I have not said anything wrong, only the truth.
"I have had a good reaction from the City fans - but I am not sure what United fans think. I did not mean to upset them or offend them, and I still believe it is the truth.
"The game at Old Trafford [when City lost 2-1] showed how close the two teams are. There was not much between us at all and I never thought at any stage we would lose the game.
"I think we were the better team, especially after we scored. When it was 1-1 we had chances to score and win - but that's football. Sometimes you lose when you play well, and that's what happened."