Samir Nasri reveals the biggest regret of his career

A genius on the pitch, Samir Nasri has always been divisive off it. Singled out on several occasions for what was deemed to be disrespectful behavior, the former midfielder has always been admired for his ability to be someone who is honest and does not compromise. Having become a great consultant for Canal+ for several months, the native of Marseillaise does not hesitate to throw out a few juicy anecdotes about his great career. Aware of the media potential of the 36-year-old former player, the encrypted channel decided to put him at the center of its new program Detective Mathoux. Asked by his colleague Hervé Mathoux, Samir Nasri then reflected on several moments in his career. A chance to return to the missed 2014 World Cup with the French national team. And according to the former Arsenal and Manchester City player, this failed competition is the biggest regret of his career.

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“I am not the only one responsible for what happened in Ukraine,” recalls the former OM virtuoso. During the 2014 season I have to go to Brazil every day. It got stuck in my throat. I missed the first World Cup in South Africa. Biggest regret in my career? That. If I had been less of a fool? Yes maybe. But I wouldn't feel good about myself at the end of my career. I prefer to have my own personality, whether you like it or not. Did I enjoy watching the French national team during these two World Cups? I watched with eternal regret. In 2010, I was happy that it happened to show that it wasn't me. In 2014, I really regret because I felt that he could be my competition. I don't know how to explain it, but I was full of confidence after a great season and I already saw myself in Brazil. After 2014 and my international retirement, I was grieving. Anyone who cheers by being selective is a hypocrite.”

Pub. on March 16, 2024 at 5:49 p.m.
Updated on 3/16/2024 at 5:50 p.m

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