Midfielder believes English club can still edge out Barca despite the 0-2 first leg deficit in Champions League
Manchester: Samir Nasri was almost lost for words to describe Manchester City’s latest FA Cup shocker against Wigan — but believes it provides perfect motivation to play Barcelona.
Manchester City’s Samir Nasri. Pic/Getty Images.
City have little time to refocus following the 1-2 defeat as they prepare for the huge challenge they face at the Nou Camp today. City take on the Spanish champions in the second leg of their Last-16 tie needing to overturn a 0-2 deficit to reach the quarter-finals.
Asked how he felt about the Wigan result, Nasri said: “Hungover. It was a bad performance, we didn’t play well. “I really don’t know. I cannot find the words because I am really disappointed. Thank God we play a big game on Wednesday. It is the best way to forget this game and be focused on the next one.”
Asked what the approach should be today, the France international said: “Exactly the same way we finished the (Wigan) game. If you go there and you lose it is no more but if you get a result it will be fantastic. “I think we have nothing to lose — just attack them from the start and try to score an early goal. For a game like this you cannot not be focused from the start. It is an amazing game and we can do something fantastic if we change the result.”
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