Samir Nasri has revealed he’s not worried about his place in the Manchester City squad, following the club’s latest signings.
The club signed Raheem Sterling from Liverpool for an English record £49 million, and days later paid Fabian Delph’s release clause to bring him in from Aston Villa.
Nasri is pleased with the players’ addition, adding that it was for the good of the team.
“If you want to be competitive, you have to have good players and a good bench as well,” said Nasri.
“They [City] can buy anyone they want. If you want to play, you have to perform in training. When you get some games, you have to take the opportunity.
“I have never been scared of anyone and it is not today that I am going to be scared of anyone. The only way we will improve is buying players like Raheem and Fabian. They are a good additions for the squad.
“Raheem is one of the hottest prospects in world football. Delph is a box-to-box midfielder and we need both of them. I think what the club has done this year is really smart. But you have to fight for your place every time.”
Nasri admitted that he had a poor campaign last season, but wasn’t leaving the club.
“I spoke with the manager and he told me he wanted me to stay,” Nasri said. “The club did as well. Yes, I had a bad season. I didn’t do everything right. It is not always the fault of someone else. Sometimes it is your own fault.
“Maybe I didn’t do everything right. I had some injuries and I will try to work harder. We will see. I went on holiday [to Los Angeles] with my friends, with the people that I love and I just didn’t think about football.”