Samir Nasri is at the peak of his game since his arrival at Sevilla, helping the Spanish club to secure top four in La Liga and top spot in the UEFA Champions league group stage.
However, the 29 year old rules out a return to represent the France national team despite his brilliant form for Sevilla.
Nasri announced his retirement in August last year after falling out with France’s coach Didier Deschamps. Deschamps did not select the player for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil claiming that it was his attitude that prevents him from being selected.
“I wouldn’t go back even if my dad was in charge. I have said it 100 times and I am a man of my word. When I say something I don’t go back on it.” Nasri said.
The Frenchmen is back at his best again with his new club and he credits the revival of his form to Sevilla’s manager, Jorge Sampaoli and his assistant manager.
Nasri swaps his usual position at Sevilla from wing to central midfielder as Jorge Sampaoli believes that he can direct the play even more.
“At Marseille I always played as a central midfielder, sometimes deep-lying and sometimes further forward.”
“Only when I went to Manchester City and a little bit at Arsenal did I play on the wing.”
“My favourite position is holding midfield because I can get on the ball and be at the centre of the team.”
“I don’t like playing on the wing and if I have played there it is because the coach put me there because he thought that was best.” Nasri added.