Samir Nasri was only 27 when he decided to retire from international football. A decision motivated by disappointment born of his non-selection for the World Cup in Brazil. Four years later, the nightmare continued. But if in 2010, he could understand that Raymond Domenech did not appeal to him, the choice of Didier Deschamps seemed to him this time totally unfair.
“He finished me off by not calling me and I said to myself that I no longer need the France team. It pissed me off”he confided on the set of the Big Five, adding: “My goal and my dream was to play in the World Cup. Besides, are you taking me out to put on Grenier and Cabella? I do not agree. It hurt me a lot, even until today. »
I had to be there
And the disappointment was all the greater for the Marseillais as the World Cup was taking place in Brazil. “Brazil is the country of football, and I could already see myself there. I had to be there, and when I saw the list it hurt me a lot”he continued, still bitter.
Eight years later, Samir Nastri has not forgiven and still wants Didier Deschamps. ” Things could have been different, they could have been done differently, that’s for sure. Then I see that for some players, there were, not free passes, but we forget much more quickly »he added at the microphone of En aparté, Monday, adding: ” When I came back to the France team under Didier Deschamps, I was really spied on, all my actions, everything I did… And they didn’t give me a second chance.»