Manchester City star Samir Nasri is not confident in his chances of playing for France at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
The midfielder failed to make the squad for France’s last match against the Netherlands and has been involved in controversy regarding the national squad on more than one occasion.
The 26-year-old was left out of the 2010 World Cup squad following a row with William Gallas and was banned for three international matches for a four letter outburst at a journalist following France’s exit from Euro 2012. Nasri admitted he wants to continue playing for his country but it is out of his hands, telling Canal+: “I want to wear this shirt but if I do not go to the World Cup it will make it two I have missed. “At the moment I am more pessimistic than optimistic – I was not there against the Netherlands. ”Nasri made his debut for France in 2007, scoring five goals in 41 appearances since then, appearing at the European Championships in 2008 and 2012.
He has scored four goals in 22 games for Man City this season as he bids to help the club to a second Premier League title in three seasons.