Man City midfielder Nasri: Personal criticism has hurt

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri admits last season's personal criticism hurt him.

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri admits last season's personal criticism hurt him.

Nasri was slammed in the media - and by former manager Roberto Mancini - for his poor form in the first-half of last term.

He told FIFA.com: "I feel good at the moment. I'm feeling more relaxed, but the last few months were very trying for me.

"Emotionally, I went through several moments of doubt and reassessment. Some of the criticism I got hurt me, and lots of bad things were said.

"I accept criticism as long as it's justified, but there were lots of lies about me. I made mistakes, I know, but I'm not the ugly duckling that some people seem to think."

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