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What does Samir Nasri do aside from making safe passes?
The 91 percent passing completion percentage is good, but you’re here to score some goals and get some assists.
If Manchester City wanted some guy that was going to make accurate passes, they should have signed 35-year-old Giorgios Karagounis and stuck him out on the wings.
He would have requested a fraction of the £170,000 a week (via Katy Murrells at The Guardian) Nasri is on.
A combined haul of four goals scored/created in the Premier League is a dismal return from Samir.
Not only does he fail in attacking productivity but he doesn’t win back the ball nor does he press.
0.6 tackles and 0.3 interceptions per game? Really? Dimitar Berbatov wins back the ball 2.2 times per league game.
Nasri, it’s only 90 minutes (heck you don’t even play the full game) and you don’t even want to track back? Wow… this is the guy City think is worth £170,000 per-week. What a joke.
Mike Milbury’s comments on hockey star Alex Ovechkin can be applied to Nasri:
When you have great talent, it comes with great expectations and accountability.
If you put him up to those two standards … he fails the test miserably.
He should be ashamed of himself … no fight in this guy … get up an act like a man for God’s sake.
Are you kidding me!? ... this is a guy that makes a ton of money and owes it to his owner, he owes it to his coach … that guy ought to be held accountable.
God almighty, that’s just so disheartening to see a player with that kinda of talent fall that short in terms of effort.