Joey Barton looks certain to join Newcastle, probably later today â€“ and he gave an interview to the Evening Chronicle this morning â€“ where he talks of his reputation and his ambition to win trophies.
Obviously Joey is coming to the right place. 😀
Hereâ€™s what Joey had to say this morning:
“Through my trials and tribulations the fans (Manchester City) have backed me, not all of them but a lot of them have backed me,”
“They obviously all know who they are and for me to come on and talk about going elsewhere is degrading to them. “We have achieved nothing at Man City and I think of the fan base there and the support structure within the club – the club should be achievingâ€. “I spoke out publicly about it and everyone knows my opinion on it – I don’t need to go there again.
“But I want to win trophies and I think as a footballer you are not judged on the amount of money you’ve got in the bank or the amount of houses you’ve got, or the amount of flash watches or cars you’ve got, you’re judged on your trophies and your accolades at the end of your playing career.”
“It is disappointing that people have a certain opinion of me but I meet countless people who, in all aspects of my life, will testify ‘you’re not the person you’re made out to be’.
“At certain times I don’t do myself any favors with incidents but to make out I’m some kind of yob, some kind of psychopath for want of a better word, is so far from the truth it’s unreal.”
Well we certainly hope Joey is not like his reputation – but you cannot help but agree with people’s perception of him when you read about his behavior.
But if Joey starts to perform on the field â€“ the Newcastle fans will forgive him â€“ but he should be warned now that any misbehavior at Newcastle â€“ and he should be immediately dismissed from the club.
We just cannot go backwards and allow the stupidity of players that went on with some players during Sir Bobby Robsonâ€™s reign.
So welcome Joey â€“ and we sure hope itâ€™s true you are keen to alter people’s perceptions of you – we’re with you on that one!