Ross Barkley insists that he learned lessons after nightlife got him into trouble with Frank Lampard
Ross Barkley maintains that he has learned “a big lesson” from shame outside the field after the nightlife of Chelsea midfielder put him in trouble with Frank Lampard
- Ross Barkley insists that he will not make the same mistakes during evenings
- Sportsmail unveiled in November Barkley was on video at topless dancing in Dubai
- The Chelsea midfielder also had a row with a taxi driver about spilled chips
- The incidents have put him in trouble with boss Frank Lampard this season
Ross Barkley vowed to avoid further embarrassment outside the field after a few nights that he had landed him in warm water with Frank Lampard.
The midfielder from Chelsea and England says he has learned ‘a big lesson’ from the antics that have overshadowed his season.
Lampard then accused the 26-year-old in November of being “unprofessional” Sportsmail revealed that he was filmed on video while dancing topless and apparently the worst for wear at a nightclub in Dubai.
Ross Barkley says he learned from his mistakes during evenings earlier this season
That public warning came less than two months after Barkley was branded as “naive” by his manager after a taxi driver queue about spilled chips.
“You have to be careful because everyone wants to catch you,” Barkley said after Sunday’s 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
‘It’s those 10 seconds that you don’t look like a professional if you have to lower your hair, but then you can’t forget your job.
The Chelsea man delivered a great performance in their FA Cup victory over Nottingham Forest
“It was a shame that I got entangled in that position and it will often happen to players over the years because you know how phones are today.
“I just keep my head down and it won’t happen again.” He added: “You have to be aware of your environment if you let yourself down … it’s just about the right company and private.
‘If you play in the Premier League, you are a striking player, so it is important that you remain restrained and switched on. When you are on vacation or away, you need the right people around you.
But incidents of topless dancing and rowing with a taxi driver have overshadowed his season
“I made that mistake and it won’t happen again, but I’m sure it will happen to young players in the future.”
Barkley made a scoring return to action against Forest at Stamford Bridge and delivered Chelsea’s second win in a 2-0 win that took them to the fourth round of the FA Cup. It was his first appearance for nearly three months after problems with his ankle and foot.
Barkley’s night in Dubai came during his rehab, and although the midfielder thinks it’s sad that people “want to make you look bad,” he accepts that players must “adjust” to their time.
“In the past, players didn’t have to think about it. I am a very professional player, but because of those 10 seconds you don’t look professional. That’s the way football is with phones, “he said.
Due to the incidents he also ended up in hot water with boss Frank Lampard
‘Everybody makes mistakes. If you make mistakes, you must learn from them. I’m 26 now and I understand if you make a mistake, learn from them and move on. (Frank) was really supportive. ”
He added: “Lampard was one of the best players in the world and I am sure that if he was a player, he would like to have his hair fall at the right time.
“He fully understood in his time that there was none of it. It is more that people want you to look bad, but it is in my hands and in the hands of other players not to be in that position. “