Man City midfielder Nasri lashes out at Mancini

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has taken a fresh swipe at former manager Roberto Mancini. Nasri admits he didn't enjoy playing for the Italian.

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has taken a fresh swipe at former manager Roberto Mancini.

Nasri admits he didn't enjoy playing for the Italian.

“Roberto Mancini signed me for City, and I started games for him, but he would take me off midway through.

“I had some problems with him, as his methods are very different from Arsene Wenger’s.

“Mancini was a boss in the true Italian style. He does not try to be close to his players.

“He would arrive at the training ground, not even say hello to you, tell you what he wanted to do and that was it.

“Mancini wanted to hurt my pride last season by saying I only trained at 50 per cent. His words did their job, as I played well in the final three games.”

 
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