Toure hails Pellegrini influence on Man City dynamo Nasri

Yaya Toure says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini deserves great credit for the form return of Samir Nasri.

Yaya Toure says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini deserves great credit for the form return of Samir Nasri.

Nasri is back to his brilliant best this season, scoring twice in Sunday’s win over Swansea, and Toure claims it is because Pellegrini has set him free.

“When you look at Samir playing before at Arsenal, he has this same freedom now,” he said.

“Pellegrini allows players like him to attack and enjoy this freedom and it’s fantastic for him and the club.

“When he signed for City, the first year was quite difficult for him.

“You have to understand tactically that first year was quite hard for him because he is such an offensive player and when you tell players like that to defend, it affects them. It’s not easy.

“But this year he is doing everything, he’s been amazing.

“This year we’re playing more attacking football. The focus of the team is on attack. The team play very well together and Samir has his freedom.

“I think we have missed David Silva a bit, but Samir is unbelievable, an incredible player. He made a fantastic impact against Swansea and scored two fantastic goals."

 
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