Manchester City loanee Samir Nasri continued to produce for his new club Sevilla as he single-handedly destroyed Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb calling for City fans to question their decision to allow him to leave.
The match-winning moment came in the first half when a smooth, confident move down the left ended with the impressive Samir Nasri using a delicate finish to glance the ball in at the near post.
Nasri vs Zagreb: 185 touches, 145 passes completed out of 158, 92% pass accuracy, 2 chances created, 3 dribbles completed, 3 tackles, 1 goal
— Dezil Dez (@DezilDezz) October 18, 2016
Just look at those statistics. It’s difficult to deny Nasri has proven to be his worst enemy regarding his City career, but when Pep Guardiola asks you to play an integral role in his squad, you should listen.
The move to Spanish giants Sevilla came welcomed by almost all parties bar City who were keen to keep a hold of their French asset. Why? City are starting to rely on Fernandinho and David Silva and adding a much-needed injection into the squad such as Nasri next summer may prove a strong move.
Nasri would not cost City anything as he still has two years to run on his present deal and added to his ability to keep possession he has the attributes to be a success in a Pep Guardiola team. Not only would he be a success in Pep’s team, but he also proved his worth at City when he won two Premier League trophies and two Capital One Cup’s in recent years – I do wonder why he left Arsenal.
Just last night Samir Nasri gave a real football exhibition in Zagreb. The Frenchman, in addition to the goal, surged at being the linchpin in the side. The Sevilla midfielder set a new record in the current edition of the Champions League with 145 good passes during the game and boasting a passing accuracy of 92%.
Nasri’s talent and attitude remain a major skeptic in his progression. The 29-year-old is not getting any younger, and after two years of stagnation at Manchester City surely he is aware this may be his last chance at a top club.
Allow him to continue his return to fitness, build his mental attitude and come back a better player. A large number of fans would be delighted to see the City player from 2011-2016 return after his loan spell in La Liga.