Man City boss Mancini: I want to thump Nasri

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was pleased with Samir Nasri's performance in victory over Newcastle United. Mancini confessed Nasri's inconsistency had been frustrating this season.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was pleased with Samir Nasri's performance in victory over Newcastle United.

Mancini confessed Nasri's inconsistency had been frustrating this season.

"I would like to give him a punch," smiled Mancini. "Because a player like him should play like today always. Always. Every game. Maybe one game sometimes he can play badly but with his quality that is all."

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