PICTURED: Tevez touches down at Heathrow as striker returns for Man City
26 February 2010 02:27
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Smiles better: Tevez arrives at Heathrow airport
Carlos Tevez is all smiles as he arrives at London Heathrow airport after flying back from Argentina following the premature birth of second daughter.
The Manchester City striker has been back home with his wife, Vanesa, for 10 days on compassionate leave but is in contention to face Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
He said: 'When there is a family issue, football takes a back seat. I went to the hospital five times a day to feed the little girl. I'd come and go, I couldn't watch any football.'
Tevez's adviser Kia Joorabchian earlier reiterated the striker is a family man first and a footballer second.
His baby daughter Katie has been in intensive care after being born prematurely and it had been unclear when Tevez would return.
But the Iranian businessman told Argentinian newspaper Ole: 'Thank God, Katie is getting better despite still being in hospital.
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