​Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta was proud to be 'half Argentianian, half Mancunian', after he made his 200th appearance for the club against Crystal Palace, speaking to ​the Manchester Evening News.

It turned out to be quite a special day for the player, who celebrated three points on his landmark appearance and 31st birthday.

"It was a good gift to get three points," He said.

"It was a special day, my birthday and my 200th Premier League appearance for this club. It's a great landmark and I am very proud."

He reflected on how well he has settled in Manchester, and took pride in the fact that only Carlos Tevez and and Fabricio Coloccini have played as many games as him in the Premier League. 

"Maybe I am half Argentinian and half Mancunian after a long time here, but I think Carlos [Tevez] and [Fabricio] Coloccini are the only other Argentinians to play that many games in one of the greatest leagues in the world."

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Not only has he gotten accustomed with English football, he has also become relatively comfortable with English weather too.

"One of my best friends came from Argentina yesterday and he couldn't believe how cold it was. I told him 'Don't cry, I've been here for eight years," he said.

"It's normal for me – I had an ordinary jacket on and he was wearing three! You get used to it, and today was one of the coldest days of the season."