The Serbian international first played under the Sasol coach when they were at Benevento during the 2017/18 Serie A campaign and he sees similarities between the philosophy of the Emilia-Romagna club and that of the Citizens under Pep Guardiola.
“I don’t know what would have happened to my career if I hadn’t met De Zerbi,” Djuricic told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“De Zerbi is the best coach I have ever had, he sees things differently to the others.
“The peace at Sassuolo helps me a lot. They are a serious and organised club.
“Then for the style of play, I watch Manchester City and I see a lot of things that we also do.”
Djurcic has scored eight goals and provided seven assists in 58 competitive matches with Sassuolo since he arrived in the summer of 2018.