Nasri reckons draw as favorable thing for MC to reach Final

Samir Nasri reckons if Manchester City gets a little bit of a favored draw, they would be able to clear the knockout stages and reach the final of the Champions League.

Nasri was one of the players who shook the net the other night for the Sky Blues playing against the Italian club Roma.

It was an away game and the odds were not in City’s favor. A loss would have taken them out of the competition, but, the spirit that they showed was appreciable.

According to Nasri, from the position which his team was in with two games to go, it was an absolute miracle for them to move ahead to the knockouts in Europe.

Speaking before flying back to Manchester, Nasri said, “It was nothing short of miracle. The problems that we have countered this season, the injuries and everything, we have done a fabulous job to be able to get there and I believe if we fire on all cylinders in the knockouts and the draw is in our favour a little bit, we can go right to the end.”

“If the ability is taken into account, I don’t think there are too many clubs around the world that have a better team than us. I might be sounding biased at the moment I know that, but, we have got a wonderful squad really. All we need is to play to our potential.”

Now that City has made the knockouts, there are much more expectations with them. When asked if it is going to add to the pressure on the players, the Frenchman said, “Not particularly, the pressure is everywhere. It’s not that there is any less pressure when we play in the Premier league. The fans always expect more and more from us.”

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Manchester City’s Samir Nasri will be out injured for around 8 weeks as he sustained a left knee injury. The French midfielder used his Twitter page to talk about the condition of his injury and he also expressed all the support he has been receiving in these last few days. He picked up the injury when the Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa tackled him during the 2nd half of Manchester City’s 2-0 triumph that keep them at the top of the Premier League alongside Chelsea and Arsenal.

“Thank you everyone for your kind words and overwhelming support,” Nasri wrote, “I suppose its kind of good news that I will be out around 8 weeks.

Samir Nasri has been featured in 16 matches for Manchester City of the Premier League in this season and has been one of the most consistent players for the side that is fighting to hold the league title once more.

Jose Mourinho and Chelsea are one of the direct rivals that Manchester City has and the Portuguese rated the side of Manuel Pellegrini highly as he considers them to be the favorites on winning the title this season.

“City, in terms of power of the squad, are in another dimension. You can’t compare their situation with any other club. Some people disagree or some managers feel they shouldn’t say it, but I say what I feel: City are different’’.

“It’s not about having quality players, other clubs also have quality. But Man City are in the perfect moment. They don’t have old players or young players – the only young player is Matija Nastasic and he plays sometimes. After that, all of them are between 25 and 29 everyone in the best moment. The number of players they have at the same level is amazing. The physicality adapted to the Premier League is amazing’’. Mourinho said as he praised Manchester City.

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