Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri insists he's matured since the last time he was selected for France.

Nasri is now back in the fold for the two friendlies against Uruguay and Brazil after a year's absence and is keen to make an impact.

"Yes, criticisms and comments help you to mature. In life, if one is criticised - when they are justified, we must always try to understand the reasons and solutions to change," Nasri said.

"I made the mistake of waiting too long before my mea culpa and to apologise after the incident with the reporter.

"But the fact that I finally expressed helped me a lot. This allowed me to free myself of a weight and become calm in the field. Today, I feel good."