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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.

The player, though, has rejected all the speculation by claiming that he will not be returning to the national team even if his father was in charge. The 29-year-old has little reason to return to the national team considering that he is about to enter into the twilight of his career. Nasri had a turbulent relationship withDeschamps ever since the former French captain took over as the manager. He announced his retirement from the national team back in August. The French national team has been revamped heavily under Deschamps and they reached the final of the Euro 2016 back in the summer.

“I wouldn’t go back even if my dad was in charge. I have said it 100 times and I am a man of my word. When I say something I don’t go back on it.At Marseille I always played as a central midfielder, sometimes deep-lying and sometimes further forward. Only when I went to Manchester City and a little bit at Arsenal did I play on the wing.My favourite position is holding midfield because I can get on the ball and be at the centre of the team,” said Nasri.