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Samir Nasri: “Even if my father became the manager of France, I’d never play for them again”

In a special guest appearance on Canal + TV Show J + 1, Manchester City attacking midfielder Samir Nasri spoke on a variety of subjects including his decision to retire from international football.

On his break away from the French national team…

The real rupture, was in 2012 (when he was suspended by the national team). I wanted to stop, but my father told me that I should play a World Cup. I had a great season with Manchester City before the 2014 World Cup. It was not enough. Without showing a lack of respect for certain individuals, when I saw the list and certain people were on it…

Even if my father became the manager, I would not come back. I suffered in that squad. At the beginning, after the 2006 World Cup, it was a dream. I was learning. To miss a World Cup, even though I thought I was good enough, that destroys you a bit. I am not perfect, I have my faults. But when you are a great manager, you deal with egos.

On his future…

I like the English league a lot, my life is in England. After, I am in the frame of mind to play in the MLS, to discover something other than coming back to France.

On going to PSG…

No, no. I am doing ok in life. I don’t need to.

On his injury status…

I think I will be back at the end of the international break.

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