Samir Nasri is pleased to have silenced his critics after scoring the opening goal in Manchester City’s crucial 3-2 victory over Tottenham.
Roberto Mancini’s side, who face Liverpool in the second leg of the Carling Cup semi-final at Anfield on Wednesday, remain three points clear of reigning champions Manchester United at the head of the Premier League table.
City lost 1-0 to Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool side in the first leg but are 12/1 with bookmaker to win the second clash 2-0 and 5/2 to emerge victorious in next month’s Carling Cup final.
French midfielder Nasri has struggled to find his feet at the Etihad Stadium following his £22million move from Arsenal last summer but produced a fine display against Spurs.
He said: “The goal against Spurs is something that I needed after everyone was talking. It showed that I am 100 per cent Manchester City and want to perform well and show everyone what I can do.”