- Lifestyle & Sports
- 05 Feb 08
While professional soccer is far from squeaky clean when it comes to recreational drugs, the problem of substance abuse isn’t any more prevalent than in the rest of society. Performance-enhancing drugs, however, are a different matter.
Drugs have become more common in all walks of life, but I still don’t think you could say they’re a huge problem among professional footballers. Obviously it’s not the kind of thing that people advertise, and any professional footballer who’s involved in drugs will keep it to himself. But I saw very little evidence of it during my career, certainly in terms of recreational drug use.