Samir Nasri is not one to hold back when giving interviews, saying what is on his mind no matter what kind of stir it may cause. In his latest interview with Canal+ in France, a short Q&A session, the former Manchester City star was asked a series of questions about his career.
The most headline worthy answer came when he was asked who the most overrated player he has teamed with is. Nasri, who now plays for Antalyaspor in Turkey, didn’t hesitate:
“Mario Balotelli, he is overrated for me.”
Nasri and Mario were teammates at Man City from 2011 to 2013, winning the Premier League title on that magical day in May 2012. He described that moment as the best of his career, and it should surprise no one that Yaya Touré has been his favourite teammate, the two enjoying a close friendship during their time together at the Etihad Stadium.
Samir’s answers in the Q&A session were as follows:
Best career memory: First title win at Manchester City
Worst moment of career: Injury suffered two years ago (six months out)
Best memory at Marseille: His first match and final goal in his last game for the club
Worst moment at Marseille: Suffering from meningitis.
Coach he most liked working with: Arsene Wenger and Jorge Sampaoli
Coach he least liked working with: Didier Deschamps
Player he most liked working with: Yaya Touré
Most overrated player with whom he played: Mario Balotelli