Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez has backed William Gallas for success with Tottenham.
The City star enraged Manchester United fans when he switched to Eastlands last summer and knows only too well the problems that crossing a city divide can bring.
He said: "I have played for United and now I am in City, and it has no influence on me.
"Gallas has joined Spurs after playing for Chelsea and Arsenal, and because of that he has made many enemies.
"But he needs to focus on the future. We're professionals and this is our job. I understand the fans' love for their colours, but it is necessary to respect the decisions footballers make."
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