Newcastle defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has expressed his regret for the tackle that has left Samir Nasri facing a long spell out of action.
Nasri is expected to be sidelined for around eight weeks following the challenge by Yanga-Mbiwa in Sunday's Premier League win for City at St James' Park.
– Yanga-Mbiwa talking to L'Equipe
I didn't intend to injure him. There was no malice. Unfortunately there is this consequence.
I was really troubled by what happened. He's a player who is in the France team and I know what that represents.