Roberto Mancini wants Samir Nasri improvement

Mancini wants Nasri improvement
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Roberto Mancini says that Samir Nasri is one of the best players in England despite his disappointing recent performances.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted that he wants midfielder Samir Nasri to up his game for the club, but believes that he is one of the best players in England.

The Frenchman has endured a largely bit-part role with the Premier League champions this season and has been omitted from the last two starting lineups.

However, Mancini is backing the former Arsenal man to turn his fortunes around.

"I think that he can do better because he has quality, technique and he's strong," Mancini told ESPN.

"For me, Samir is a top player and a top player should play well in every game.

"Samir is one of the best players in England. He showed this with Arsenal, he showed this with us last year and also this year sometimes."

City travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa on Monday night.

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