Samir Nasri claims Deschamps ‘took the p***’ and ‘screwed’ up his dream after axe from the 2014 France World Cup squad
FORMER Premier League star Samir Nasri has opened up about his infamous row with France manager Didier Deschamps in 2014.
The fallout stems from then-Manchester City star Nasri being left out of the French squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Nasri had played a key role for City that year as they won the Premier League and League Cup.
And the former midfielder admits he “blew a fuse” after his omission from the squad.
He subsequently retired from international football at the age of 27 and took public a swipe at Deschamps.
At the time Nasri said: “Let’s be honest, as long as he is going to be the manager I don’t think I have a shot.”
Having retired from football in September 2021 the former Arsenal man, 35, has revisited his fallout with Deschamps.
Speaking on the Zack en Roue Libre show Nasri said that Deschamps was “taking the p***” by not picking him for the squad.
He said: “He screwed up my dream. Playing a World Cup in the country of football [Brazil] was my thing. I had a crazy good season.
“I thought I was going to Brazil to destroy the World Cup. I believed it. We [Manchester City] were crowned [Premier League] champions and I scored in the League Cup final.
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“When you see the names of the players called up, I blew a fuse. I thought he is taking the p*** with me.”
Nasri revealed that he and Deschamps are still not on speaking terms.
And he refused to talk to his former manager even when they were both eating in the same restaurant in Dubai.
Nasri added: “I can only wish him the best, but I don’t care.
“He’s not my friend and I won’t say hi to him because I don’t like him as a person.”
France got knocked out in the quarter final by hosts Brazil before going on to win the 2018 edition in Russia under Deschamps guidance.