Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has praised the ability of Frenchman Samir Nasri, and hopes the midfielder can continue his good form in the upcoming games.
Nasri found himself out of favour last season after drawing criticism from former manager Roberto Mancini after his £24 million move from Arsenal in 2011.
However the 26-year-old has been a regular figure in the City side during the early weeks of the new season, and caught the eye with an impressive performance last weekend when they demolished rivals Manchester United 4-1.
Nasri scored the fourth goal of the game, his second of the season, something which pleased his new manager.
"I don't talk about what happened in the past but in this moment Nasri is playing very well," said Pellegrini.
"I talk often with him because I know how much he can do as a big player. His performances I am always evaluating and he knows he must play the way I know he can.
"If he doesn't do it maybe we have other choices but Nasri is absolutely committed with the team and with me, and with all the other players."
The former Malaga boss then went on to praise the skill and ability of one of his star players: "We hope we will see a great Nasri the whole year.
"He is a player that has great technical quality and he works in the game a lot - not only in the last 25 metres.
"He runs back and makes passes. He is a very creative player."
City will be looking to pick up another victory this afternoon when they visit Villa Park to take on Aston Villa in the Premier League.
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