Former Rangers player Joey Barton said he has no regret for having an unsuccessful spell at Rangers.
The player was banned by the club for disciplinary issues and had his contract terminated because of a gambling issue with the Scottish Football Association.
However, Joey Barton said that he has no regret to have played for Rangers even if it was for a short period. He stated that Rangers is a big club and that there was no way that he could have refused to play for them.
Joey Barton said that Rangers is a massive club and that it could become one of the greatest in Europe if they managed it properly. He said that as a player he has never played for one of the big clubs in Europe, and this is why he could not refuse to play for Rangers.
He admitted that he is disappointed with the way things have gone and he would have hope to play more games for the club. He said that there is no player in the world that would love to play only eight games for a club and he would have love to get another chance. He said that in football you never know and that he does not have any issue with the club’s board or manager.
He has also criticized the media for putting additional pressure on him. He said that the Scottish media viewed him as a sort of Messi and Ronaldo and he admitted that he does not have the talent of those players. He said that he is more of a team player and that he is not gifted to do tricks and flicks on the pitch.
He said that he has no regret however and that he is now focusing on the rest of his career.