French midfielder unhappy with Italian manager’s comments following Newcastle game.
The war of words between Samir Nasri and his manager Roberto Mancini has escalated according to The Daily Mail.
The French midfielder put in a man of the match display at the weekend as he led his side to a 4-0 victory over Newcastle.
That prompted boss Roberto Mancini to express his desire to punch Nasri in the face because of his frustration that the player has not played like that more often this season.
Mancini went on to suggest that Nasri has only been putting in 50% in training this year.
That has elicited a furious response from Nasri who has accused Mancini of being a liar. Speaking on French television, Nasri admitted that he has not performed at his best this season but to say that he was not putting in the effort on the training ground was untrue.
In another swipe at Mancini, the French midfielder went on to say that former boss Arsene Wenger was the best coach he had ever worked with. He suggested that he did not leave Arsenal for money, but because Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke forced Wenger into doing so.
Nasri joined Manchester City from Arsenal for £24 million in 2011 but is unlikely to remain at the Etihad much longer with Mancini keen to revitalise his squad this summer.