Nasri says side is 'hungover' after loss to Wigan Athletic

Samir Nasri

Not in the drinking sense...

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri said the side is ‘hungover’ after their loss to Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup quarter finals, and said they must attack against Barcelona this week in order to turn their two goal deficit around.

City’s approach in the first leg of their last sixteen tie – along with the sending off of Martin Demichelis – led to them facing an uphill task in the Nou Camp this week.

Nasri is quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: “If you go there and you lose, it’s no more. We have nothing to lose. But if you get a result it will be fantastic.

“We have to just attack them from the start and try to score an early goal. That would worry them, so we will see.

“Thank God we play a big game on Wednesday. We feel hungover. It was a bad performance against Wigan and we didn’t play well.”

It’s an interesting choice of words from Nasri to describe the performance against Wigan Athletic as the FA Cup holders ended Manchester City’s dream of lifting all four major honours this season.

City need a response and getting a positive win on the night against Barcelona could be the catalyst they need to go on have a strong finish to the season. Nasri was buoyed by Real Vallodolid shocked the La Liga champions at the weekend, giving City belief that they could complete an improbably comeback in the Nou Camp.

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