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Nasri happy after making first West Ham start in FA Cup win over Birmingham

Samir Nasri was happy after making his first start for West Ham today during his sides 2-0 home victory over Birmingham in the FA Cup.

The 31-year-old French midfielder was making his first appearance in 13 months after serving a doping ban, with the former Arsenal and Man City star admitting that he was glad to start his first game as a Hammer.

“I’m happy to get my first minutes in the West Ham shirt, but most important was the team performance and winning 2-0, keeping a clean sheet,” Nasri told whufc.com.

“That was the goal today and that’s what we did.

“It was important to not let Birmingham get into the game with confidence, so we pushed from the start and scoring the goal that early made everyone more comfortable on the ball and able to play our football.

“The coach rotated the squad and had young players in the team, so it was important to score an early goal for everyone to be a little more free on the ball.”

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