Cheryl Cole's ex-husband Ashley is keen to forget the past
The Chelsea and England footballer’s reputation was given a battering last year after kiss-and-tells that broke Cheryl Cole‘s heart – but now Ashley‘s keen to prove himself as more than just a playboy.
‘Judge me on how I play football or judge me on when you meet me,’ says Ashley, 30.
‘Come and speak to me: if I’m an arsehole, then fair enough – say it.
‘But a lot of people judge others too quickly without actually knowing the full facts or the actual real person.’
Ashley would rather focus on his career than the well-publicised slip-ups he’s made in the past.
‘I have made mistakes and just have to live with it, but at the end of the day I just want to play football,’ he tells the BBC’s Football Focus.
‘I can’t win sometimes. I just play my football and if I can help people then I help people.’
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