Carlos Tevez's Argentine pals are helping him feel better about life at Manchester City.

Argentine internationals Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta have helped Tevez put last season's rift with boss Roberto Mancini, which cost him more than £10million in wages and fines, behind him and ended talk he could leave the Premier League champions.

Aguero, 24, said the trio drink a South American hot water infusion called 'mate'.

He said: "When they see me, Pablo or Carlitos drinking mate they think we are taking something illegal. It's funny. They don't believe we're drinking a kind of tea."