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Nasri thriving on competition

Samir Nasri says that the competition for places at Manchester City will help to bring out the best of him in time for the World Cup next summer.

Last Updated: 22/08/13 at 09:41 Post Comment

Samir Nasri: Says competition for places brings out the best in him

Samir Nasri: Says competition for places brings out the best in him

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The 26-year old came off the bench to make a scoring start to the season in City's 4-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday, following a frustrating 2012/13 campaign when he only netted two Premier League goals.

Manuel Pellegrini's midfield has been boosted by the arrivals of Jesus Navas and Fernandinho this summer, but Nasri says signings will help him to raise his game.

"The competition for places at City doesn't frighten me, it makes me better," he told The Sun.

"I'm full of desire. I want to go to the World Cup and show everyone the real Samir Nasri.

"I've trained with this in mind. I'm much sharper and I feel better.

"I have matured a great deal. I lost my way a bit last season, but I have found myself once again."

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nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

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like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

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ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

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