Last preseason he wanted him at Manchester City, he was counting on him, but the Frenchman chose to go to Sevilla on loan, and Pep Guardiola seems to not have ‘forgiven’ him for that.
He knows the situation. We have a lot of midfield players. We’re going to see. It is like Mangala. That’s a decision they have to take with their agents. We take care of them when they are here
the City manager told reporters talking about Samir Nasri, first and foremost, but also Eliaquim Mangala. Both have been involved in City’s preseason this summer, with the midfielder impressing every time he was sent in.
We wanted to keep him last preseason but he decided to go to Sevilla. I like to work with the guys who want to work with us
Guardiola said, ‘reminding’ everyone that Nasri was not at City last season not because he was sent away, but because he had chosen so.
I saw him in these three games and his spirit in the training sessions. Still I’m waiting for a bad performance. He’s a guy who has unbelievable ability to keep the ball in small spaces. The ball is safe. He has his own special quality. I am so happy with how he is working
the Catalan manager praised the French midfielder, while also quashing rumors that the atmosphere is ‘heavy’ for Nasri within the team.
The group are satisfied with him and his behaviour. I read that we were disappointed and people complained that he was here, but that’s totally false, it’s a lack of respect for one guy who always trained good, and his quality is there