Samir Nasri is convinced that Manchester City showed Barcelona too much respect last season and says they will not make the same mistake this time around.
The City midfielder, speaking ahead of Tuesday night's Champions League last 16 first leg at the Etihad, said they didn’t help themselves last year after were nullified 4-1 by the Catalan giants at the same stage.
'I think we respected them too much,' the Frenchman said as the Daily Mail quoted. 'But last year we did not have enough experience to deal with a club like this. They know how to win Champions League.
'For us it was first time we went through the Group Stages, I think it was too much of a big game for us. I think this year is different. We know what we are capable of. We are not going to be scared.'
Nasri who is hoping they can create history with a win over the Catalans, added that the Citizens are not using revenge for last year's exit as a motivation for the tie.
'We want to beat Barcelona because we want to go as far as possible, not because of revenge,' he said. 'For us it's a different game. We are better physically than last year.
'Last year we had a couple of players injured. It's just a matter of winning the game.'