Roberto Mancini: "I said that, for me, Samir is a top player and a top player should play well in every game.
"I said this and it's the same for Joe (Hart).
"If I am a top player, I want to play well in every game and Samir knows this because I have spoken about this situation with him.
"I think that he can do better because he has quality, technique and he's strong. He can do better, only this.
"When you win, like last year, it's easy. When you have a problem, you should resolve that problem.
"I love all of my players and I can do everything for my players but I want them to do everything for the club."
"I said that sometimes it can happen for a team like Manchester City that didn't win for 30 years, the year after they win a championship it can happen.
"Sometimes we didn't play with the same attitude that we had last year sometimes in some games. It could be normal.
"For this reason we've said that it was important to put another two or three top players in the team because it's important after you win to add more top players because other players that won the championship here before, they should work harder."