A British media revealed the difficult situation that a former Chelsea footballer is going through.
If money is handled correctly, playing in a team at the top level of European football can ensure the future of any person. However, there are cases in which the players did not know how to stay at the first level and did not know how to make the most of the high income of their best moments.
This is the case of Jacob Mellis, who began his professional soccer career 14 years ago. The former English midfielder debuted with the shirt of Chelsea had his first and only appearance with the Blues in November 2010 for Champions League. At the end of the match, he played his only minutes against the MSK Zilinafrom Slovakia.
But his reality is completely different after having traveled the rise of English football in clubs like Southampton, Barnsley, Blackpool, Bury y Mansfield Town. Daily Mirror found him in a difficult situation today, immersed in alcoholism and homeless.
“I spend my days thinking about where I’m going. I have family, but I don’t want to depend on them. I want to try to work things out my way. It has been difficult. I try not to think too much about what I’m going through. I’m just trying to move on”, he explained Honeywho last played as an amateur in the Leatherheadof the eighth step of English football.
In addition, he revealed that his addiction to alcoholic beverages accompanied him throughout his career: “It was something that always got me in trouble. When you drink, you are never really in control of your actions. The alcohol affected my training and the trainers were not happy. I remember showing up to training completely drunk once when I was 19 years old. they sent me home“.
also reminded David Luizwho was his partner at that time at Stamford Bridge and the advice he once gave him: “He didn’t speak much English, but he warned me. In practice, he would do hand signals and ask me, ‘Have you been drinking? Then for!“.
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