Manchester City's Samir Nasri insists he is not worried about being put under the microscope this season and believes he has matured.
The 26-year-old was heavily criticised over the summer after a lacklustre 2012-13 campaign for the Blues, and the arrivals of Jesus Navas and Stevan Jovetic have put his first-team place under threat.
Yet Nasri believes he will be able to cope with the pressure of the new season, having matured after a series of unseemly episodes in his career.
"Will I be watched closely this year? Yes, but I'm used to it. Since I was 17 I've lived with pressure," he told Le10Sport.
"Today, I have matured a lot. Incidents at Euro , losing myself, it's not me. Me, I communicate and talk, have joy in life, always smile.
"I got a little lost last season, I found myself this year, so much the better."