Guardiola a ‘lucky man’ to have me at Man City, boasts Nasri

Date published: Monday 11th April 2016 8:40

Samir Nasri

Samir Nasri says Pep Guardiola will be a “lucky man” if the midfielder is given a chance to prove his worth at Manchester City next season.

The France international made an impressive return from five months out injured on Saturday, scoring the winner in City’s 2-1 victory over West Brom.

Nasri has been linked with a move away from the Etihad over the past 12 months, but his performance against the Baggies suggested he may have a future under incoming boss Guardiola.

“I don’t know because you never know. Maybe he comes with his [own] ideas and stuff. I played against him in the past, he had some praise for me but I think that was like five years ago now [when at Arsenal]. That is one thing,” he said.

“When the pre-season is going to start I am going to be fresh so I hope that will help me and I will try to perform because when you have been out for so long you are more hungry when you come back. You don’t want to waste your time. You want to be back with a bang. If I stay working with Pep Guardiola, if he wants me, he’s just going to be a lucky man because I will be really hungry.

“I am the type of player for his philosophy and the way he likes his team to play so we are just going to see and on the first day of pre-season I will have a chat with him because I am going to be really hungry.”

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