Pellegrini I was always confident in Nasris ability

first_imgWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed he had no doubts over Samir Nasri’s ability to compete at top level after a long absenceThe French midfielder made his return to football on Saturday by debuting for West Ham in their 2-0 FA Cup third-round win over Birmingham City at home.It marked Nasri’s first game since November 2017 after serving a ban for breaching the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules in 2016.The 31-year-old played 58 minutes at the London Stadium before being withdrawn for Robert Snodgrass.And Pellegrini was left very satisfied with Nasri’s return to the game.Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by, Rice opens up…“I think there were a lot of things to take from the game and one of them was Samir Nasri’s play after a long time without playing an official game,” Pellegrini told the club website.“I was very happy with the way he played. He is a player who gives you time with the ball and has good technique and the ball is always around him.“I was never worried about Samir because I saw him working for so many days in December so I was sure he was able to play.”Although the Chilean wouldn’t confirm whether or not he will start Nasri in their next Premier League game against his old club Arsenal this Saturday.last_img