Man City’s Samir Nasri blames injuries for patchy form this season

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri blames injuries for the patchy form earlier this season which left Roberto Mancini frustrated

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Samir Nasri sealed a £25m move to Manchester City in 2011 Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Samir Nasri has blamed his patchy form this season on injuries after the French midfielder helped Manchester City reach the FA Cup final.

The 25-year-old scored the opener against Chelsea in the semi-final at Wembley before Sergio Aguero sealed City’s place in the final despite Demba Ba’s goal.

Nasri has endured a difficult campaign, with a string of lacklustre performances prompting manager Roberto Mancini to declare that he feels like “punching” his playmaker.

However, the France international has improved in recent weeks and the former Arsenal man claims injuries affected his displays in the first half of the campaign.

“I wish I was like this since the start of the season but I had a couple of injuries which stopped me.

“I try to do my best for the team and we are going to fight until the end for the league and we want to win the FA Cup. It is the right moment.”

Meanwhile, Yaya Toure backed City to continue to improve after reaching the final following the disappointment of failing to defend their top-flight crown this term.

“The team and the players will continue to fight for them, to make them happy,” he added.

“They continue to help the team and give you more strength. All the time they were unbelievable. I think I know now I made a very good choice to sign the new contract.

“I want to continue to make history and continue to be part of the story of the club. With those kind of fans it would be difficult for me to leave.”

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