Manuel Pellegrini believes new West Ham signing, Samir Nasri should be motivated by revenge, after returning from a doping ban.
The former Sevilla man signed with the Hammers following the completion of his 18-month doping ban.
Nasri has previously played in the Premier League with Arsenal and under Pellegrini at City, winning the title in the 2013-14 season.
“Is he going to be the same player we saw at Man City? I suppose, because he knows that this is revenge for him. He is motivated, working hard,” Pellegrini said.
“He must demonstrate it with his performances. He is a player whose value would be a lot of money, but we have to wait for him to play. I trust him, that’s why he is here.
“He has a lot of quality and I am absolutely sure he will be a player that makes a difference. He is looking very well. He has lost some kilos in his weight.”
“Football is like riding a bicycle when you are a small boy — you never forget how to do it,” Pellegrini added.
“Samir is a very technical player and I am sure he will play the same way as he did before. I trust him a lot and what he will give our team.
“Is this his last chance to do something big? I suppose. But he can play four or five years more without any problems.”