Chelsea midfielder Barkley regrets his off-field incidents

Ross Barkley admits that his off-field behaviour was not welcomed by Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and regrets it now.

Lampard caught Barkley at Liverpool late night fighting over fallen chips with a taxi driver and he definitely wasn’t happy.

“Yes, a big lesson. You have got to be aware of your surroundings when you let you hair down for any player out there,” said Barkley.

“You have just got to be aware of what’s around you. It is just more about being with the right company and in private.”

“When you play in the Premier League, you are a high-profile player, so it is about keeping low-key and switched on. When you are on holiday or away you need the right people around you.

“I have made that mistake and it won’t happen again but I am sure it will happen to young players in the future. We all make mistakes but it is about being aware.

“Back in the day players wouldn’t have to think about things like that but you can’t forget people want to make you look bad. I am a very professional player but that 10 seconds doesn’t make you look professional.

“That’s just the way football is now with phones. You have to adapt to the way things are now.”

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