Samir Nasri has insisted that France coach Didier Deschamps will have nothing but his complete support, after earning a recall with Les Blues for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Belarus.

The Manchester City midfielder spent the first year of Deschamps' reign out of contention at international level, but was included last month for a friendly against Belgium.

Nasri also endured a difficult spell with injuries at the Eithad last season, restricted to 27 appearances in the Premier League as Roberto Mancini's side failed to retain their Premier League crown.

Nasri now faces a pivotal 12 months for club and country, with Manuel Pellegrini signing a string of attacking players that will see the playmaker face a fiercer fight than ever to hold down a regular place in the City starting 11.

Les Blues coach Deschamps has handed the 26-year-old a chance to earn his 36th cap for France this Friday, an opportunity he insists will not be wasted after a turbulent period in his career.

He told L'Equipe: "For a year, I lived in uncertainty, I did not deserve to return. I endured my worst season since becoming a professional player. I put on airs and graces and a strong front, but inside, I was bleeding. I was suffering.

"I have tarnished my image in front of children who saw me as their super hero. I would not want them to act how I have done. I overstepped the mark."

Nasri has featured in all three of City's Premier League games so far this season, coming off the bench to score in a 4-0 win over Newcastle United on the opening weekend of the campaign.

The former Arsenal schemer has a number of rivals for a regular first-team spot in the French side as they bid to reach next summer's World Cup finals, including Franck Ribery, Mathieu Valbuena and Dimitri Payet.

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