Newcastle's Jonas: Man City striker Tevez simply failed to settle in England

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez feels for fellow Argie Carlos Tevez over his problems at Manchester City.

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez feels for fellow Argie Carlos Tevez over his problems at Manchester City.

The 28-year-old Gutierrez believes it is no mystery why he has succeeded in adapting while his fellow Argentina international has struggled.

"My brother is in Argentina but my sister is studying in Manchester and my parents are in Newcastle," Gutierrez told the Sun on Sunday.

"They came to Spain with me when I was at Mallorca. It's not easy for your family when you leave South America so to have them with me in Spain and now here has been vital.

"I always wanted to play in England but to live in Spain first was the way to go, to make that first step away. The difference between here and Argentina is too great to cope with.

"The weather, the language is all a shock. For Carlos, his family hasn't been around, he has children back in Argentina.

"That is the problem for him. I text him now and then. He's a fantastic player. I can understand why he has had problems though. At times it has been hard here for me like when we got relegated. But if you go down you have to stay and bring them back up.

"My family love it here anyway. I can't speak Geordie though. It's impossible."

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