Carlos Tevez says he respects former boss Mark Hughes, but once City arrive at Craven Cottage on Sunday, friendship will be the last thing on his mind.
The committed City striker, who admits to having an injury when substituted against Birmingham last weekend, is only thinking of three points against Fulham.
“It will be nice to see Mark Hughes again and all the coaching staff,” said the Blues’ skipper. “I respect and like Mark, but as soon as the game kicks off I will only be thinking of helping my team win.
I’ve nothing personal against anybody at Fulham but the only thing I want is for City to win – nothing else. I won’t be thinking of Mark or anyone else once the game begins – and besides, he won’t even be on the pitch!
Tevez saved one of his best displays for the Blues in last season’s impressive 2-1 win away to the Cottagers and he admits he is looking forward to returning to what he has always considered a lucky ground.
“Things have always gone well for me on a personal level at Craven Cottage so I always feel confident when I play there,” he said.
“It’s a traditional English ground with a great atmosphere and I know we’ll have a lot of our supporters there so we need to go to Fulham thinking only of winning.
“I feel we are close to finding our form and I believe when we play at our best and find some consistency, we’ll win five or six in a row and really challenge the teams above us.
“We have to have patience because it will take time. We were as disappointed as anybody with the result against Birmingham but a win on Sunday will make everybody smile again and we’ll be doing our best to make sure that happens.”