Redknapp wrote in the Daily Mail: "Most neutrals would not put Nasri in the same breath as Eden Hazard, who is a similar player. Hazard has been in electric form of late, although he was kept quiet by City in their 2-0 win.
"Nasri, too, has clever movement and a wonderful gift for travelling with the ball, which gives his team an extra dimension. He scores goals, too. Barcelona will have noted it, he is their type of player. This tie is still against City but the return of Nasri in the nick of time gives them a fighting chance. You never know, if they get through, we might all appreciate him a bit more."