New Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has stated that Samir Nasri still has a future at Manchester City.
He was speaking after the game that saw Manchester City beat Sunderland 2-1. Samir Nasri was not included in the team because of a fitness issue, and this has given rise to all sorts of speculations.
Samir Nasri has been performing for Manchester City since August of 2011 and ever since then, he has managed to make over 20 appearances except for the 2015-16 season where the French player sustained a tendon injury which kept him out of action for around 5 months.
The problem that Samir Nasri is experiencing in Manchester City is the fact that he is not an indispensable player at the Etihad Stadium. The French midfielder is a player that gets consistent playing time in the pitch but he is not a key figure.
Samir Nasri has claimed that he feels for his international teammate Karim Benzema, who has been omitted from the French national team squad for the Euro 2016.
As France are hosting the tournament, much is expected from them. However, there is a possibility that the team could struggle, as manager Didier Deschamps has decided not to take Benzema due to disciplinary reasons. The Real Madrid striker was recently held up in various scandals. Even though the incidents took place off the pitch,Deschamps does not want to take any risks on an aspect that has been a big issue for France in recent tournaments.
Samir Nasri was a surprising omission from the squad that faced Arsenal at Etihad stadium.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, unsurprisingly, faced a lot of questions regarding the omission of the French midfielder, who has been in fine form in recent weeks. Pellegrini initially refused to reveal any details behindNasri’s omission. It was widely suggested thatNasri was left out of the squad since it was against his former club Arsenal. Now, though, the manager claims that the French midfielder was left out due to injury concerns.
Yaya Toure has praised Samir Nasri for his influence on the game that saw Manchester City won at Chelsea during the weekend.
Indeed, City produced a masterclass performance that allowed them to demolish Chelsea 3-0 and keep their hopes of securing the third place alive.
After having eliminated Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final, Manchester City continued on the same path and thrashed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Toure believes that this win has been made easy thanks to the talent of Samir Nasri as well as Kevin de Bruyne. He stated that the City midfield performs better whenever these two players are on the pitch, and this was evident in the game against Chelsea.
Nasri was indeed influential in the Manchester City midfield and caused all kind of troubles to the Chelsea defence. He had an influence on the second goal where he made a wonderful pass to set up Aguero’s second goal.
Samir Nasri picked up a thigh injury which has left him out of the playing field since October of 2015. The Frenchman required 100 stitches as he went through a surgery but still hasn’t been able to get back on the field.
Earlier in February, Nasri stated that he wants to finish his career in Manchester City as he wants the Premier League club to be his last one but the Frenchman has seriously been going through a hardship which puts him at risk of leaving the Etihad Stadium sooner than what he expected.
Samir Nasri is currently out of action due to injuries as the Frenchman underwent a tendon injury back in October of 2015 which has left him out of the pitch for over 3 months.
However, even when Nasri was fully fit and able to play, he was never really a hugely important figure in the Premier League club as Nasri was mostly just being used as a substitute player who could only get a limited amount of playing time in certain games.
Former Real Madrid manager Manuel Pellegrini has criticised the approach of his former club with regard to Rafa Benitez, who recently lost his job after just six months in charge of the team.
Many feel that Benitez was not given enough time to show his true colours at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, Pellegrini is not surprised since Madrid have always been a tough club to deal with on a political level. The control of the club resides with the president, who does not think twice about changing a manager when results do not go according to plan.
Manchester City is expected to have a busy summer transfer window as Manuel Pellegrini wants to get over the disappointing season of the Premier League where they finished in the 2nd spot but failed on winning any major trophy after being knocked out from the Champions League and losing the league race against Chelsea.
French midfielder Samir Nasri has tried to work the mind games by suggesting that Chelsea do not seem to be anything special despite having a seven-point advantage in the table.
Manchester City’s failure to win a home match against relegation threatened Hull City saw Chelsea increase their lead to 7 points with 13 matches left to play. Even though the two teams have failed to beat each other when they met earlier this season, Nasri recalls that City were easily the best team in both matches.
Chelsea struggled to keep the 10 man City out in the 1-1 draw earlier in this season.