By Daniel Matthews For Mailonline
Published: 23:25 GMT, 6 January 2020 | Updated: 23:38 GMT, 6 January 2020
Ross Barkley has vowed to avoid further off-field embarrassment after a couple of nights out landed him in hot water with Frank Lampard.
The Chelsea and England midfielder says he has learned 'a big lesson' from the antics that have overshadowed his season.
Lampard accused the 26-year-old of being 'unprofessional' in November after Sportsmail revealed he was videoed dancing topless and seemingly the worse for wear in a Dubai nightclub.
Ross Barkley says he has learned from his mistakes on nights out earlier this season
That public admonishment came less than two months after Barkley was branded 'naïve' by his manager following a row with a taxi driver over spilled chips.
'You have to be careful because everyone is wanting to catch you out,' Barkley said after Sunday's 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
'It is that 10 seconds when you are not looking like a professional when you have got to let your hair down but then you can't forget about your job.
The Chelsea man delivered a great performance in their FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest
'It was unfortunate of me to get caught in that position and it will happen many times to players over the years because you know what phones are