Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Nasri 'Thanks God' for Barca UCL Clash
Daily Mirror, March 11th, 2014 3:20PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  barcelona, england, spain, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

Manchester City playmaker Samir Nasri has warned Barcelona that City’s shock FA Cup quarterfinal loss to Wigan Athletic has fired up his team ahead of its UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second-leg against the Spanish champion at the Camp Nou on Wednesday. The France international noted that while the shock loss ruined his team’s chances of an unprecedented Qaudruple, the reigning League Cup champ will be anxious to avenge both  the FA Cup loss as well as the 2-0 Round of 16 first-leg loss to Barca.

“We have to do everything from the start,” said Nasri. “The Camp Nou is always something special. It’s a special feeling to play there. It’s going to be difficult, but I know if we play at our level we can do something. We have nothing to lose. If you go there and you lose, it’s no more, but if you get a result it will be fantastic. We have to just attack them from the start and try to score an early goal. That would worry them, so we will see."

Following the disappointing FA Cup defeat -- City’s second-in-a-row to the Latics after losing 1-0 in last season’s final at Wembley -- Nasri said the UCL clash couldn’t have come at a better time. “Thank God we play a big game on Wednesday. It’s the best way to forget this game and be focused on the next one,” he said. “It’s going to be a big game. We’re going to think about Barcelona, we need to be positive and get a result there. A game like this, you cannot not be focused from the start. It’s an amazing game and we can do something fantastic if we change the result."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Steven Gerrard: 'Every Person Slips'    
Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out ...
La Liga Champ Eying Chicharito    
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who started just six Premier League games for Manchester United last season ...
No Charges for Moyes Over Bar Incident    
Former Manchester United coach David Moyes is in the clear after he was investigated over an ...
West Ham Acquires Ecuador World Cup Striker    
West Ham has finalized a $20 million transfer of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia from Mexican club ...
Bayern Boss Not Allowed To Board Plane to USA    
Bayern Munich executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, along with six youth players and three crew members ...
Thai Refs Must Swear Oath to Buddha     
Thailand's soccer federation bosses have made more than 100 referees swear an oath of honesty at ...
Scolari Gets a Job    
Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned as Brazil coach after its disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign, has ...
World Cup Runner-up Coach Steps Down    
Alejandro Sabella, who guided Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit ...
Ronaldinho on the Move    
Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has left Atletico Mineiro. The 34-year-old former Barcelona, AC ...
Beer Approved in the Big House    
Normally, alcohol sale and consumption is strictly forbidden inside the University of Michigan's stadium, but beer ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives