Many of his fellow countrymen back in South America have adopted City as their second team through their Argentine connections, with Pablo Zabaleta and Carlos Tevez also in the squad.
He said: “Argentinians love good football — and City have played some great football this season. They appreciate that back home and it makes the team very popular.
“We have three Argentine players in the squad and that generates more buzz.
“Premier League games are shown live on TV, too, and that’s also a boost.”