Roberto Mancini: 'Samir Nasri has wasted his potential'

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes that Samir Nasri is wasting the chance to become a "world-class" player.

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has claimed that Samir Nasri is wasting his opportunity to become a "world-class" player.

The Italian brought Nasri to the Etihad Stadium from Arsenal in 2011, but he believes that the 26-year-old's attitude has stopped him from taking his game to the next level.

"Samir is a player who has incredible qualities but a productivity that bears no comparison with his talent," Mancini told French magazine So Foot Junior.

"He didn't understand that you always have to give your best.

"He's a player who has the ability not to be a good player but to be a world-class player. What a pity that he won't even play in the World Cup."

Nasri missed out on playing in France's friendly against the Netherlands, but Didier Deschamps has not ruled out a possible recall.

France head coach Didier Deschamps during a press conference on November 11, 2013
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