The 27-year-old Joey Barton has become very truthful lately, as he has talked the brutal truth about himself – and we have to applaud him for that.
Joey Barton with Shola on Saturday – lives like a month
Joey has today talked about how he lives like a monk these days in the Newcastle city center.
This is what Joey told the Daily Star today:
“Some people can handle their ale. I can’t do that,”
“The reason I can’t drink is because I cannot legislate for what is going to happen.”I don’t have responsibility for my actions when I drink and I can’t afford to make the same mistakes again.”
“Staying off alcohol keeps me out of places where you are likely to find trouble.”
“A wise man once said to me, ‘Keep going to the barbers and you’ll eventually get a haircut’. That’s true, so if I’m not out drinking in nightclubs, the risks of getting into bother are greatly reduced.
“I live a monk-like existence flitting between the training ground and the golf course and have a bit of interest in horse racing.” “But I’m aware that because of things that have happened, there will always be a target painted on my back.
“When you have been through the trials and tribulations I have, you come out of it one of two ways. You either completely break down and self-implode or you say, ‘Yeah, I’ve screwed up, but there is a chance to come back’.”
There’s nothing wrong with not being able to take alcohol, as long as you stop taking it, so you don’t get into problems.
And we noticed during the celebrations last Saturday, Joey didn’t have a bottle in his hands, although others like Kevin Nolan and Chris Hughton were downing some champagne from those rather big bottles. 😀
It’s something Joey will need to confront of course for the rest of his life unfortunately – but we like the fact he’s talking openly about it, because that will only help him.
Communicating about the problems you have, will always help you.
Keep it up Joey.