French international Samir Nasri has claimed that new manager Manuel Pellegrini has revived his career after last season’s poor run of form and the 26 year old is enjoying his football at the Etihad once more.
Nasri was handed a three-match ban by the French Football Federation for misconduct at Euro 2012 but this season he has looked like a completely different player.
"Last year was a bit difficult for me personally because of the problem I had in the Euros and other stuff," Nasri said.
"So this summer I cleared my head and came back with determination to have a great season. But right now everything is fine. I'm in a better place and that's what I want."
Nasri has credited most of his form to City boss Pellegrini and said he has a similar management style to his former boss Arsene Wenger.
"He does remind me of Arsene in respect of the way he works," added Nasri.
"He has the same approach in the way he talks to players and tells them when things are good and when they are bad.”
"But it is always constructive and you always know what he wants form you, and what you to bring to the team,” he said.
"I feel that he trusts me and that he gives me responsibilities on the pitch. When you have a manager like that, you want to repay that sort of faith - and that's what I'm trying to do."