Carlos Tevez admits he misses his children - but claims there is no immediate prospect of him leaving Manchester City.
On a recent trip home to Argentina, comments from Tevez once again surfaced suggesting that he was considering retirement.
In a lengthy interview with City's in-house media, Tevez admitted the comments were accurate. However, quitting the game is not something that appeals in the short-term.
And, having committed his future to the Eastlands outfit, he is willing to make the "sacrifice" required to see the task through.
"I'm happy here. I really am," he said. "I do miss my family, just like anyone would when they are not around. But I don't see retirement happening for a long time to come.
"A sacrifice has to be made when you make a commitment like I have done with City and it is something I am going to see through. Once that job is done I will have plenty of time with my kids."