Samir Nasri has seen his season curtailed by a season ending injury, but he apparently prefers to look at the light at the end of the tunnel instead as he aims at returning to first-team action at the earliest.

The 28-year-old saw his first-team opportunites limited following the arrival of Raheem Sterling, starting only a single game until sustaining an injury to his hamstring in late October. He, however, revealed in an exclusive interview with the club’s official website that he stayed levelheaded despite his dip and horrific injury.

Pep Guardiola will take over as the Citizens manager from Manuel Pellegrini in the summer – with the club hoping to become the Paris-Saint Germain or Bayern Munich of the Premier League – and the former Arsenal midfielder heaped praise on Sheikh Mansour for his efforts to better the club on all fronts.

”I believe in god and that everything happens for a reason and for me, a lot of things happened at the same time so I was like, ‘OK, cool. I’m not going to be depressed about it – I’ve got an injury but these things happen so I’m going to work as hard as possible and come back as soon as I can and be there for my team-mates’. That’s how I approached this. 

”This club is doing everything to be the most dominant in the world. We have an ambitious owner who tries to improve the team and facilities every single year. There are so many exciting things happening here. You never know what will happen in football, but it would be a pleasure to finish my career at City.”

The French international admitted his desire to finish his career at Etihad Stadium but he might be shown the door thanks to perpetual injury concerns and general lack of reliability.

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