World Cup News: France Boss Comments on Whether or Not Man City Midfielder Upset Him
By Mark Wayne Eubank | June 10, 2014 10:20 PM EST
France boss Didier Deschamps did not directly reveal on whether or not Manchester City midfielder and French international has, in some way, upset him.
"Did Nasri upset me? There are different characters and personalities. I don't take into account rumours or what has happened in the past,"Deschamps told L'Equipe.
“Like any national team coach, I have important choices to make. Sporting criteria are important, but they are not everything.” - Didier Deschamps on Samir Nasri
"I have called on all players since August 2012 and I have seen them all on the pitch and in and around the group."
The Blues playmaker was omitted from the national side, which will compete in the World Cup in Brazil starting this June, in spite putting up a respectable performance for the Eastlands club during the 2013/14 season.
The former Marseille mentor emphasised that he has no regrets, whatsoever, on the non-inclusion of Nasri, citing a coach's perspective for such act.
"I watched his matches. He has a level of performance for his club and another in the French team," he added.
"Like any national team coach, I have important choices to make. Sporting criteria are important, but they are not everything."
"I must not have any regrets. I have made my decision and we move on."
For more football news, follow IBTimes Sport on Twitter.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Manny Pacquiao Vs. Chris Algieri World Tour Kick Off Press Conference In Macau [PHOTOS]
- Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Heads to Malta For New Movie After A Whirlwind French Wedding [PHOTOS]
- 2014 US Open Update (Day 4 - Men's Singles): Murray, Djokovic, Raonic and Isner Advance to 3rd Round [PHOTOS]
- Prince Harry & Camilla Thurlow Getting Serious, St. Tropez Holiday Before The Prince’s 30th Birthday [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- Floyd Mayweather Proves He Can Read, Releases An Audio Of Him Reading
- 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Group A Preview, Prediction, Roster, Schedule: Spain and Brazil To Clinch Top 2 Spots, France, Serbia, And Iran To Battle For Remaining Slots
- 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Team Preview: Puerto Rico Roster, Key Players And Schedule
- Kevin Love Tells Minnesota Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor To Mind His Own Team
- Top 5 Richest Tennis Athletes
- Sept 19 iPhone 6 Release Date Confirmed as Apple Sets Sept 9 iWatch, 2 iPhones Intro - Report
- iPhone 6 Release Date Update: 4.7-Inch Model Scores 65.8% In Screen-To-Size Ratio; A Surprise Entry Scales Top Spot [List Attached]
- Product Recall Alert: Hewlett-Packard Pulls Out 6M Power Cords from US, Canada Over Fire Hazard Concerns, Australia Also Affected
- ISIS Wants $6.6M and Release of Aafia Siddiqui in Exchange of Head of Female US Humanitarian Aid Worker, 1st American Fighting for Jihadis Dead
- Canada Vs Russia War Erupts Via Twitter on Russia-Not Russia Maps
- Ukraine Ceasefire Looks Remote As Putin Talks Tough At Meeting With Poroshenko
- Google Nexus 6 Release May Be the New Google Nexus X Smartphone as New Details Emerge