Former England worldwide, Paul Gascoigne, has warned Marcus Rashford to not make the identical errors he did.
The Gateshead-born midfielder was a genius of a participant however suffered immensely as a consequence of inside demons, with alcohol and drug abuse stemming from psychological well being points.
The previous Tottenham participant claimed that he admired Rashford as a participant and didn’t wish to see him go down the identical path he did.
In an interview with The Each day Mirror, he said “I actually like Marcus Rashford. He’s my favorite England participant. However you’ll be able to inform issues are simply not proper for him proper now”.
The Manchester United born participant made the headlines final week when he went on a 12-hour ingesting session round Belfast after which missed coaching the subsequent day as a consequence of sickness.
He was subsequently fined and not noted of his facet’s FA Cup fourth spherical triumph towards Newport final Sunday.
Nonetheless, the 26 yr outdated was reinstated into the primary workforce in final night time’s victory towards Wolves and responded completely to his critics, with an excellent end after solely seven minutes of play.
Commenting on the difficulty through the interview Gascoigne mentioned, “I might say to him, ‘Don’t make the identical errors as me.’ He might have the assistance of the gamers round him, the employees to deliver him round. Typically there are issues exterior the sport. He is a superb participant, at an excellent membership, taking part in for his nation, and but he doesn’t appear pleased”.
“Clearly there is a matter with the supervisor and he doesn’t even rejoice his objectives in the identical approach. He’s down, he’s getting fined, like I used to be at Lazio, it’s not straightforward being within the limelight”.
The previous Newcastle participant mentioned the pressures of prime stage soccer and shared his personal experiences of struggling to cope with them.
“After I was at Spurs, I discovered it so exhausting that I went to see a counsellor as soon as every week, to speak my issues by way of. As a person, it’s generally exhausting to ask for assist. Even footballers want it generally. Marcus is incomes a fortune, at one of many largest golf equipment on the planet, everybody thinks you shouldn’t have a care on the planet. However the strain will not be all the time straightforward”.
The previous midfielder claimed that he has ultimately realized to manage himself and would urge Rashford to do the identical.
Talking of his personal expertise he asserted, “I bounced again, and that’s what Marcus has to do. What I’ve realized is, all the time take into consideration the repercussions of your actions. If you will do one thing, like clubbing, I might say to Marcus, ‘Cease and assume, ‘What if this comes out’”.
“As a result of within the morning, everybody will know the place you have been. It occurs if you end up that well-known. After I noticed the place Marcus was, in Belfast, I assumed, ‘Final time I used to be out ingesting like that, I ended up in rehab’”.
While no one is suggesting that the United man has something like the issues Gascoigne had, it may be a slippery slope and after responding so positively final night time, it’s important that the participant who has been on the membership since a baby can keep on the straight and slim.