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.
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.
The injuries have hit Manchester City quite hard recently. Their key players have been ruled out for several weeks leaving the manager Manuel Pellegrini with very few options.
The Sky Blues have lost almost all their first choice attackers to injury. The likes of Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, they are going to be unavailable for the next three games at least and Pellegrini, in all likelihood, would now be going with the make shift strikers.
One of the players whom the City boss can think of using in the front line is Samir Nasri.
Samir Nasri had a smooth operation of his groin yesterday and he has now started his recovery period. He is supposed to remain out for about 4-5 weeks.
Nasri’s groin condition had been getting worse and worse and it was turning out to be pretty hard for him to get through even the training sessions. So, the medical staff of Manchester City advised him to get the surgery done.
Samir Nasri has said that he would try to make sure that his game reaches new height this summer.
Samir Nasri’s international career was dealt with a big blow after France was eliminated from the UEFA Euro 2012 and the French midfielder was involved with a scandal surrounding a French journalist which concluded with Nasri getting banned for 3 matches.
With the 2014 World Cup approaching, coaches of each participating nation have to create a short-list of players which they will be bringing to Brazil. It’s a dream of every player around the world to represent their country and lift the World Cup trophy but Nasri is not very optimistic about his chances of getting called up.