Etihad Stadium star backs fellow Argentine.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has backed team-mate Carlos Tevez in his war with the club and says it is a “shame” they cannot work out their differences.
Tevez provoked a scandal in September when manager Roberto Mancini believed he refused to come on as a substitute during City’s 2-0 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich.
The 27-year-old, who insists he was misunderstood and never refused to play, was then suspended by the Blues pending a full investigation which resulted in him being fined.
The Argentina international can now play again for the club if he apologises to Mancini but as yet has refused to do so.
“Unfortunately, the club and Carlitos (Tevez) haven’t reached an agreement and it pains me, as an Argentine and a team-mate, it makes me sad,” said Aguero.
“I don’t know what happened. Only they know. It’s a shame for everyone.”
Meanwhile midfielder Owen Hargreaves is on the verge of a first-team comeback following his recovery from a calf injury.
That is the view of City coach David Platt, who feels the international break has come at a good time for Hargreaves.
“He has been training for the last week so he will carry on and use the international break to keep that going,” Platt told the Manchester Evening News.