Yanga-Mbiwe: No malice in Nasri tackle

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.

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.

– Yanga-Mbiwa talking to L'Equipe


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