Sergio AgÃƒÂ¼ero admits it has been a struggle since splitting from his wife, Giannina, who has taken their son back to Buenos Aires.
AgÃƒÂ¼ero, who joined Manchester City from AtlÃƒÂ©tico Madrid in 2011, became an instant hero for supporters after he scored the 94th-minute winner in their final game of the season last May to secure the Premier League title.
However, following the sporting celebrations, AgÃƒÂ¼ero later split with his wife, Giannina Maradona, the youngest daughter of Diego Maradona and mother of his son, BenjamÃƒÂn.
Despite claims that he remains happy at the Etihad Stadium, City fans will be mindful of the unsettling affect such changes have on players.
Previously, AgÃƒÂ¼eroÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s compatriot, Carlos TÃƒÂ©vez, was torn between the club and his family who had moved back to Argentina, and his frequent travels threatened to derail their league championship campaign.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“In these last few months IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been trying to adapt myself to a new stage of my life following my separation,Ã¢â‚¬Â AgÃƒÂ¼ero told Argentine newspaper OlÃƒÂ©. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not easy after so many intense years living together and so many experiences with Gianni.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“During this period, we grew a lot as people and most importantly we have a product of this love, we had Ben, who is a blessing. This is what is hardest for me, because Ben is in Buenos Aires and I, for obvious reasons, am in Manchester.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I try to be as professional as possible. I believe it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t affect my sporting performanceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ but to be so far away from your child is not easy. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s impossible not to miss Ben.Ã¢â‚¬Â