Premier League forward Ivan Toney is set to make his comeback, eager to show that his lengthy suspension has not hindered his game. The Brentford striker is eyeing a return in the team’s Premier League match against Nottingham Forest and has opened up about his struggles with gambling addiction.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Toney discussed the challenges he faced during his ban and admitted that there was never a right time to come back. However, he emphasized the importance of personal growth and moving forward. The athlete candidly spoke about being diagnosed with a gambling addiction and how it had spiraled out of control.
Toney accepted responsibility for his actions and the subsequent punishment, refusing to comment on whether the eight-month suspension was too harsh. He acknowledged the impact his ban had on his family, expressing guilt for not being able to help the team during his absence. Despite these feelings, Toney stressed the importance of moving forward and focusing on the present.
Having celebrated the end of his suspension on social media, Toney expressed relief and excitement about returning to the game he loves. He visualized his return to matchdays and declared that he was ready to make an immediate impact, emphasizing that his time off had not dulled his skills.
Reflecting on the challenging period when he couldn’t be with his team, Toney described it as painful but credited the support of the right people around him. He acknowledged the privilege of playing soccer for a living and shared his determination to focus on his true priorities and avoid any future punishments.
With his return imminent, Toney is determined to prove to himself that he can pick up where he left off and is eager to start scoring goals for Brentford in the Premier League. The forward is ready to put his past struggles behind him and focus on his career, hoping to play for a top club in the future.