Samir Nasri is 34 years old like Benzemna, Messi or Cavani but he is a former footballer. And it shows. A year after the last team he played for (Anderlecht), he hung up his shoes. He let himself go all of a sudden and the athletic condition is very far from what it once was. In the “Match des Heros” which saw the legends of Olympique Marseille and a representative of Unicef on the pitch, his figure could not go unnoticed.
Yes is Samir Nasri. It is hard to recognize him considering the evident drop in form one month after retirement. The 34-year-old former footballer has hung up his shoes after his last experience with Anderlecht. He is the same age as Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema or Edinson Cavani but he has been in another dimension for some time: his career has taken a decidedly different turn. It has been standing still for a year and it shows. He let himself go enough, all of a sudden. And the athletic condition is very far from that player who had a slim, agile and agile physique, quick in dribbling and bold enough to engage in duels with opponents.
In the “Match des Heros” which saw the legends of Olympique Marseille and a representative of Unicef on the pitch, his figure could not go unnoticed. Ungenerous comments on social networks against him especially for the comparison with other players such as Drogba (protagonist with a hat-trick), Karembeu, Cambiasso, Kluivert, Ravanelli or the current Formula 1 driver, Pierre Gasly. Since he hung up his shoes, the former of Arsenal, Manchester City and Sevilla has started another life. Another Nasri without the pressures of eating tables and tight workouts, the crazy rhythms that today’s calendars involve.
Bravo, not too much. Always on the verge of exploding, never succeeding. Nasri’s career has always been characterized by daring descents (not only on the pitch) and sudden ascents. It was like being on a roller coaster: he never lacked talent, continuity and “head” were lacking. Marseille then landed in England and in the Premier League with the icing on the cake of the transfer to Manchester City. It went badly and from there began the descending parable up to a few brief appearances in Turkey and then Belgium. Until tonight, with a farewell to football that he had already given for at least a year.