Chelsea coach, Frank Lampard has said Ross Barkley was naive to get himself involved in an argument with a taxi driver just before an important match.
The ex Everton player was filmed arguing with a driver late on Sunday after chips littered the back of the driver’s cab.
This clash of words happened 3 days before Chelsea’s vital Champions League match away at Lille but Frank still kept Ross in his squad.
Having his say on the incident, Lampard said, “He is travelling with the squad,”
“In terms of permission from Ross [to go out on Sunday], I don’t expect to be asked for that.
“To address the issue, he hasn’t breached a club code – the lads were given a day off. He hasn’t committed a crime, but I think he has been naive to be out before a Champions League game.
“He has admitted that. I like Ross, I have had no problem with him and he has admitted he made a mistake. I will take that at face value and move on.”
“It is my responsibility to tell them about their responsibilities,”
“I do it constantly, as do the staff in the academy.
“They live in a modern day. I don’t understand why, but people pick up their phone and video what happens. We have a very good bunch, good lads.
“I made mistakes as a player. I have confidence in them and they have to take on responsibilities on the pitch.”
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