In a perfect world, David Beckham would be at home on paternity leave.

Two weeks after welcoming daughter Harper Seven, the soccer player headed back to work Wednesday at the MLS All-Stars vs. Manchester United game at Red Bull Arena in in Harrison, New Jersey.

Though his team lost 4-0, Beckham was notably upbeat when Us Weekly asked him about his family's latest addition.

"We have been so lucky with her, and it was hard leaving them all the other day," he told Us. "It's always hard leaving my family. Having a two-week-old daughter and leaving her, and leaving the boys and [wife] Victoria, it was difficult. I can't wait to get back and to hold her and kiss her."

The California-based athlete, 36, added that his daughter is "absolutely fabulous" and that his three sons -- Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 6 -- are madly in love with their little sister.

"The boys won't put her down," Beckham told Us. "They won't leave her alone, so I hope they are like that in 20 years."