Tevez has re-established himself as a regular in Roberto Mancini's side this
season, something that was almost unthinkable last year as he went on
unauthorised leave in his homeland for several months, apparently ready to
quit the game.
"I knew it wasn't going to be easy to come back," Tevez told the Sunday
Times. "I'd left City and you could almost say I'd left through the back
door. But it is almost like there are two Tevezes. There's the Tevez before,
who had a problem, and there's the Tevez now, who no longer has problems."
Tevez said the key has been getting his family back together. Tevez had
requested a transfer from Manchester
City prior to his walkout when his wife and children returned to
Argentina, but now they are all back in England Tevez said he has a
different perspective on his football.
"It totally changes everything, your disposition, your humour, just having
them close," he said. "If I wasn't selected in the past I'd be in a terrible
mood. Now I'm still gutted but I go home, see my daughters, it takes my mind
off it and I feel better."
The 29-year-old has 11 goals in 33 appearances in all competitions this
season, not quite matching the outstanding return of his pre-walkout days
but still a highly valuable part of Roberto Mancini's strikeforce.