Ribery says Nasri deserves a recall to the France squad.
"Samir Nasri is a great player, he will return to the France team. He needs to regain some confidence. I know him from Marseille, he was like my little brother," said Ribery.
"I was in his situation. At one point, I no longer thought about football, I thought of my problems. This is what happened at the Euros."