Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has revealed he has been seeing a psychologist to work on his anger issues.
Shelvey cost his team in their Premier League return on Sunday, as his red card for a stamp on Tottenham's Dele Alli proved decisive in a 2-0 win for Tottenham Hotspur.
The 25-year-old told the Daily Mail that he's been working on his anger ever since receiving a red card against Nottingham Forest last season.
“Look, sometimes I just need to reign in it in on the football pitch,” Shelvey said. “I need to just shut up and stuff. I need to not get involved and walk away.
“I started to see a psychologist last year to work on the mental side of things. It was after the Forest game. I was sent off. I had kicked out at this lad and it was just childish.
“When people wind me up I should just laugh. I do need to get that out of me. Sometimes you can't help it.
"I started to work with this fella and after that there wasn't really an incident when I did that. I started to learn to keep my head down and just get on with the game.
"But it's an ongoing process and I am still working with him. Sometimes I can lose my head and it can't keep happening."
Shelvey will be suspended until September 10 as a result of his stamp on Alli.