On Sky Sports tonight it seems that Joey Barton, in his top hat and tails at Royal Ascot, tried to back track from his twitter comments earlier today.
Joey Barton – wants to stay at Newcastle
Joey has said he hopes the Newcastle club will move ahead and that no player is bigger then the club, but he will still be friends with Kevin even though they will be at different clubs next season.
Barton has said he is not pushing for a move away from Newcastle and says he is still happy at St James’ Park.
“I love the football club, without a shadow of a doubt, and I think everyone knows that,””I have a great working relationship with the manager and a lot of the other players, obviously the other senior players who have been through the ups and downs – the likes of myself, Kevin Nolan, Stevie Harper, Smudger Alan Smith.”
“I have got no ambitions to leave the football club, I don’t want to leave the football club, and I would love nothing more than to win a trophy at Newcastle.”
“It’s a difficult situation and I totally understand the club’s point of view, but on the flip side it’s hard for me to get drawn into it.
“I am an employee of the football club and I have to go back and do a job in the summer. As far as I know I will go back to Newcastle United and play until my contract runs out and they tell me I am no longer needed.
“I have got no ambitions to leave the football club, I don’t want to leave the football club, and I would love nothing more than to win a trophy at Newcastle. Whether I get the opportunity to do that is out of my hands.”
“I am an employee of the football club and if they choose to do something, I would be foolish not to listen to it. If I’m not wanted then I believe greatly in my ability and I would have to re-evaluate my options.”
“That’s the situation we are at at the minute. If that’s the situation in a month’s time then I will report back for pre-season training, if it’s not then it’s not.”
“It’s all hypothetical at the minute and I’m just trying to keep myself in shape and get myself ready for a league campaign with Newcastle United next season.”
Joey will not be the last one to put out an impulsive tweet on the spur of the moment, but once it’s gone, it’s out there.