A sizeable number of City fans still bear a grudge after last season, with Tevez's goals often met with a more muted celebration than those of his team-mates.
Tevez can understand that, but is still working to win them over with his new attitude.
"I knew it would be difficult for the fans to accept me again," he told the Sunday Times. "But I hope, little by little, match by match...you give everything for the shirt and win them over through hambre de gloria (hunger for glory). I was once a real idol for these fans, they were so supportive of me. I hope I'm able to win them back."