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Nasri: Madrid, Barcelona will be worried about City

ESPN staff
December 16, 2013
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Samir Nasri believes Europe's elite will be worried of drawing Manchester City when the Champions League knock-out stages are announced on Monday.

Manchester City warmed up for the fate of the Champions League final 16 by tearing apart Premier League leaders Arsenal in a 6-3 win on Saturday.

And Nasri believes that result, alongside the 3-2 comeback against Bayern Munich last week, would stick in the minds of their European rivals.

"Everyone [around Europe] will look at that game [against Arsenal]," Nasri said. "And when you see a team perform like we did - on top of what we did against Bayern in midweek - you are a little bit worried about playing us."

Nasri said City did not fear any team in the draw but admitted there were a number of potential match-ups he would like to avoid.

"No, I'm not worried by who we could face," Nasri said. "I don't think they [Real or Barca] will be happy to play Manchester City. But if I had to pick the draw, of course I would go for Paris Saint Germain, Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund.

"I don't want to play Real Madrid or Barcelona, but if we do get them, they will be worried about us."

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