Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley created absolute chaos – of course in right manner – after scoring the 96th-minute equalizer against Manchester United at the Stamford Bridge. Despite going a goal up in the first half, Maurizio Sarri’s men surrendered their lead in the second period, courtesy to Anthony Martial’s brace.
This forced Sarri to make a tactical change in the 69th minute, and Ross Barkley was sent on the field in the process. As the game approached the final minute of the added period, Ross Barkley found the net in an extraordinary manner, wreaking havoc in the stands.
Barkley, who joined Chelsea back in January 2018 for a reported £15 million from Everton, has improved big time under Sarri not just as a player, but as a human being too. Starting off his career with the Toffees, Barkley had inked the date he made his Everton debut (August 20, 2011) on his left arm which was followed by an entire sleeve tattoo.
The ink, however, is now nowhere to be seen as it seems like the midfielder seemed to have moved on from his old club. The 24-year-old revealed he had his first tattoo at the tender of 14 – despite the legal age being 18 – and added that as he grew up as a person, he started regretting his decisions.
“I got them at a young age and sometimes when you are young you do stupid things and don’t think about it,” Barkley told The Times.
“I went into it too quick and over the years I felt I wanted to get them removed, so I went through the process in the last couple of years.
“My first tattoo was when I was 14. I was a bit young, like. I was a big lad so they didn’t question my age at the time.
“I’d never rule out getting another, maybe when I have kids I might have something done to go with that. I don’t know.”
Barkley, who recently got an England recall for the first time since May 2016, has long been seen wearing long sleeves to cover up the inks, but there were no signs of it when he was introduced in place of Mateo Kovacic during the United game.