Source: PARIS – Reuters
The former French international enjoyed a remarkable brilliance in Seville under the leadership of the Argentine coach in the 2016-2017 season after periods with Arsenal and Manchester City and led the team to compete for the title before finishing the season in fourth place.
Nasri, 32, who is currently playing in Anderlecht, Belgium, recalled his busiest period with Seville and his unusual close relationship with his coach Sampaoli during an interview on the application of “Instagram” on Tuesday, and said: I had a friendship with Sampaoli. He was more like my friend than my coach, he loved me so much that he told me, “Join the team, you can drink alcohol and stay up late at nightclubs, do whatever you want, and I will support and support you. All I ask you to do well on the court at the weekend.”
Nasri added: Once I was not able to play and wanted to return to France to see my family and offered to take care of my home and my dog in Seville during my absence.
Nasri’s good season began to collapse after he was given intravenous treatment at a medical center in Los Angeles, which eventually led to his 18-month suspension for violating anti-doping rules.
He added: What happened in Los Angeles destroyed my season. It was a legal injection of vitamins, but the medical center injected me with more than I expected. I was psychologically destroyed because I thought I would be suspended for two years.
Nasri added: I no longer want to play again. She told Sampaoli to let me go but he always wanted me to play. I was worried and angry about everything. I did not show it on the field, but football was over for me.