Etihad Stadium

Next Game

Man City v Bay Munich

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 19:45

Champions League Group E

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 2 - 1 Swansea

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Nasri not hopeful on World Cup

Manchester City star Samir Nasri admits he is pessimistic over his chances of making France's World Cup squad this summer.

Last Updated: 31/03/14 at 16:38 Post Comment

Samir Nasri: Pessimistic over his World Cup chances

Samir Nasri: Pessimistic over his World Cup chances

Nasri was omitted from France's squad for the recent friendly with Holland to cast doubt over his chances of making Didier Deschamps' final selection for Brazil.

The 26-year-old's international career has been blighted by controversy as he was left out of the 2010 World Cup squad following a row with William Gallas and was then frozen out of Deschamps' plans for a period after being banned for three games following a clash with a journalist during Euro 2012.

Nasri is not too confident of regaining his place in the France squad in time to make the trip to Brazil.

"I want to wear this shirt but if I do not go to the World Cup it will make it two I have missed," Nasri told French television show Canal Football Club.

"At the moment I am rather pessimistic than optimistic so far. I was not part of the last friendly against the Netherlands and it was the last call before the World Cup group being named and I didn't get any explanation.

"But if I don't go to the World Cup, it will be because of my inadequate performances in the national team rather than my behaviour.

"In the 2010 World Cup, it was the biggest scandal of the French team and I was not part of it. But I can accept I have not been good in some matches with the French team, notably the first leg in Ukraine [in their World Cup play-off].

"You can ask any player, I never had any problem with any French team-mate.

"Deschamps? I asked for a talk with him, but it didn't happen so far. The day I will talk with him I will really know what I have been reproached for."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

eanwhile, England's best U21 players playing with those most likely to be in the senior team from 2020 onwards might increase their chances in those tournaments to a point where they could actually be potential winners. Unlike 2016.

shagwa
Wenger warns Hodgson

I

m not a doctor, but the cause is likely to be crap dancing after scoring. My prognosis is we may need to take that leg off.

GVMUFC
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

F

or the time being we just have to focus on the players we do have, Rodgers said. We have to make the best of what is available. Jesus wept!

rodger's gusset
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

Footer 365

Ligue 1: Lyon held by Bastia, Monaco grind out a point, Rennes climb

Lyon missed out on the opportunity to leapfrog Marseille in to second place in Ligue 1 as they were held 0-0 by Bastia.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger is frustrated by loss to Man United

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists his side should have got something from their 2-1 loss to Manchester United.

Premier League: Van Gaal stays grounded after first away win propels United into the top-four

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal played down his side’s first away win of the season at Arsenal.

Mail Box

A Funny Mail About Line Dancing & More

We have some great responses to young Jack's question about how readers first got into football. Plus, finally some intelligent thoughts on Dave Whelan's outburst...

United Fans Would Gladly Take Wilshere

That's the message to any Arsenal fans who don't appreciate the midfielder. Plus, plenty on everyone's current favourite football club chairman and a wee question about fandom...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property