Samir Nasr, who had previously played for both Arsenal and Manchester City has found a brilliant form since moving down to Sevilla.
However, despite his new exceptional form, the midfielder has said he has no plans of making a return to the France national team.
Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has stated that he is happy with the performance of Samir Nasri so far this season.
The player who has joined Sevilla on loan from Manchester City has started five games for the Spanish side so far this season and has scored one goal and assisted another.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been in superb form at Sevilla over the last few weeks.
The Frenchman moved to the Spanish club on a loan deal at the start of the campaign after not figuring in the plans of new boss Pep Guardiola. His new found form has led to increasing calls for Nasri to be brought back to the French national team fold by manager Didier Deschamps. Deschamps was the first French boss to drop Nasri from the first team reportedly due to concerns about his form and discipline. Now that he is one of the best French midfielders around, Nasri has been increasingly linked with a return to the national team.
Samir Nasri was traded on loan to Sevilla on the August transfer deadline after the former Arsenal had been told that he was surplus to requirements this term by coach Pep Guardiola.
Looking back at the former France international, he started really well but eventually faded out like the others.
Defending Europa League champions Sevilla added Manchester City player Samir Nasri to their squad after they completed the deal with the Sky Blues just before the end of the summer transfer window.
The France international suffered an injury crisis in the last campaign, featuring only 12 times in the English Premier League. He could only get two goals in the term.
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.