Nasri: Bring on Barcelona

Samir Nasri says his Manchester City team-mates are ready for Barcelona after their FA Cup morale-booster against Chelsea.

Last Updated: 16/02/14 at 21:27 Post Comment

Samir Nasri: Came off the bench to seal FA Cup victory over Chelsea

Samir Nasri: Came off the bench to seal FA Cup victory over Chelsea

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Manuel Pellegrini's side sealed a quarter-final place with a 2-0 win at the Etihad, less than a fortnight after losing to the Blues on home turf in the Premier League.

While Pellegrini had played down that 1-0 loss to a title rival, Nasri admitted revenge was at the forefront of his mind - and said it was the perfect way to warm up for Tuesday's tantalising visit of the Catalans in the Champions League.

"We wanted to get revenge and that is what we did, in the perfect way," said the Frenchman, who followed up a Stevan Jovetic strike to seal the win.

"We knew in two weeks' time we would have to play them again and then we would show them our real faces. We did that.

"We showed them how good we are and we don't accept a defeat, especially against a team like this.

"Tuesday is a massive game. Every player wants to play those kind of games - Champions League, last 16, against Barcelona.

"The good thing is we are really strong. We have our confidence back.

"I think they are weaker than they were two years ago. It's going to be a tight game and an interesting game for everyone."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich: Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond strike as Canaries seal immediate return to Premier League

Norwich City gained promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, insists agent Dimitri Seluk

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, according to his agent.

Mail Box

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

Can We Combine Danny And Theo?

The finishing of Theo Walcott and the hold-up play of Danny Welbeck would be just perfect. Plus, lots of Brendan Rodgers, some Big Sam and all hail Degsy...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company