PELLE JUST LOVES GIVING VERBALS
SAMIR NASRI reckons Manuel Pellegrini will CHAT Manchester City back to the top.
French star Nasri believes last season was the hardest of his career and he endured a testy relationship with former boss Roberto Mancini.
The Italian manager slammed Nasri for failing to block Robin van Persie’s free-kick in Manchester United’s 3-2 derby win at the Etihad in December.
And Mancini even joked that he wanted to smack the winger over his inconsistent displays.
But Chilean chief Pellegrini took over in the summer and Nasri, 26, has already been impressed by the new manager. Pellegrini is trying to implement a new attacking style on a team that finished 11 points adrift of United last season.
Nasri believes that the new boss has certain similarities to his former Arenal chief Arsene Wenger.
And he thinks Pellegrini’s ability as a communicator – talking tactics and families with his players – will bring the best out of City once again.
The wide man said: “He’s someone who talks with the players, so it’s always good for the players to know what he’s doing – if he’s good or if he’s wrong.
“What I like about him is he talks about everything outside football as well, about how you are in your life.
“It’s pretty important for a manager to do this kind of thing. It’s a kind of psychology, so it’s good.
“He’s a bit like Arsene Wenger in the way he works.
“It’s the same kind of training, the same attitude and the difference from all of the others is he is very present in the training.
“He’s not scared to stop the
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