Nasri - I made right choice
Samir Nasri hopes those who questioned the motives behind his decision to join Man City now appreciate that he made the best call for his career.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 08/06/12 11:57am
Samir Nasri hopes those who questioned the motives behind his decision to join Manchester City now appreciate that he made the best call for his career.
The France international left Arsenal for the Etihad Stadium last summer citing a desire to compete for top honours as the reason for his high-profile switch.
Some Gunners supporters suggested he was only interested in money, with Arsene Wenger's side as capable of challenging for major silverware as City.
Nasri maintained throughout that sporting ambition drove him to the North West and he was delighted to end the 2011/12 campaign with a Premier League winners' medal - while Arsenal ended the season empty-handed.
He feels City's success has justified his decision to leave the Gunners and is looking for the Blues to kick on next term and establish themselves as one of European football's top sides.
"I am happy at Manchester City because I have my first title," Nasri told France Football.
"Along with my representatives, I have always been convinced that I made the right decision in joining City.
"Even though I didn't play all of the time, I knew that I could improve as a player at City and win titles.
"The controversy regarding my decision was surprising. When you see a squad that includes the likes of (Carlos) Tevez, (Sergio) Aguero, (David) Silva, Yaya Toure and (Vincent) Kompany, you cannot say that I didn't move for sporting reasons.
"I still believe that City are the club of the future. We hope to prove that next season, because building on success is the most difficult thing to do.
"We just need to improve in the Champions League. Some players didn't have the experience required last year, but next season will be much better."