By Matt Porter For Mailonline
Published: 10:12 BST, 10 September 2019 | Updated: 11:13 BST, 10 September 2019
Michael Owen has defended his passion for horse racing, saying it never distracted him from his football career.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Owen was asked about his regular trips to the stables and questioned over his alleged trips to events and matches via helicopter.
'If you're banging in the goals every two minutes nobody cares,' he said. 'But when you're on the treatment table...'
Michael Owen has defended his passion for horses saying it never distracted him from football
Owen also insisted he loved living in Newcastle, saying he had a house there for four years
The former striker even made his jockeying