SAMIR NASRI has revealed he put Pep Guardiola in his place after the Manchester City boss screamed at him for being overweight.
The Frenchman played for City between 2011-2017 and won the Premier League twice.
But immediately after Guardiola joined in 2016 he was frozen out and left on loan to Sevilla.
He made just one appearance under the Spanish boss and has revealed they did not see eye-to-eye from the get-go.
Nasri told L'Equipe: "I went into it with him from our first meetings.
"On the first day, he summoned me to his office and asked me: 'What do you want to do?'
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"I tell him: 'It's up to you to tell me if you're counting on me.' He replied: 'I'm counting on you if you're really well in the head.'
"Then I do my first training, everything is going well, he is happy with me.
"The next day, Pep summons me again and there he yells at me about my weight.
"He found out because we were weighed every day.
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"There, I said to him: 'Reduce your voice, don't yell at me, I'm not a child, I'm 29 years old.
"Maybe my holiday was an escape for me, a time to do what I wanted to do because I was coming out of a difficult season [a hamstring injury kept him sidelined for four months in 2015-16] and because in my personal life a lot of things happened.
"And there, Pep answers me: 'It's true, I'm sorry.'"
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