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Carlos Pena has revealed he is still receiving treatment for alcoholism,but may yet decide to stay at Rangers.
The Mexican midfielder still has a year and a half left of his contract with Steven Gerrard's men after two loan deals in his homeland, with Cruz Azul and Necaxa, were cancelled.

Pena sought treatment for alcohol addiction last year at boxer Julio Cesar Chavez rehab clinic, after a series of unfortunate incidents at former Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha's club in Mexico City.
And the 28-year-old has revealed he is still receiving treatment for his addiction battles.

Pena is contemplating his footballing future too and has interest from two clubs in the Mexican Second Division as well as teams in Turkey and Poland.
But he's admitted he may yet stay at Ibrox, despite Gerrard insisting last month it would be difficult for Pena to work his way into his plans He said: "I've still not recovered 100 per cent, which is why I am following my rehabilitation treatment to the letter. I still have a person who takes care of me.

"But I don't want my case to be demonised because the illness of alcoholism is a problem which affects many people in all aspects of life.
"I am not scared to say 'I was an alcoholic' because it happens in life. I am very calm about it.

"I don't regret anything I have done and I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me.
"Everything I've done is because I've wanted to do it. Nobody forced me to do anything. When I wanted to play football, it was because of me. When I wanted to drink a beer, it was for me. When I wanted to have a child, it was the same.
"I had a problem with alcoholism and that's why I got involved with Chavez's clinic, which was very good. If it happened to me, it can happen to anyone.

"It's not difficult to change if you want to change."
And Pena, in an interview with Multimedios Television in Monterrey, will take his time before deciding his next move.

He said: "I want to continue playing football, I am only 28 and I want another chance.
"Whether that is with Rangers or in Turkey or Poland I don't know. I have until January 31 to make my mind up.
"There are clubs in Mexico who are interested in me - Correcaminos UAT and Dorados de Sinaloa.
"I only want the best club for me and I will take my time to decide my next career move.

"What's important to me are my family and friends.
"People who I really considered to be friends and my family have all stuck by me.
"Others have disappeared, but I knew I had people surrounding me who would not be with me in the difficult times because they were only interested in fame and money."

 

Hope the guy sorts himself out,  would rather we got rid of him though.

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Doesn't say a lot for the recruitment and medical process when he came here, or when he was here in the first six months. Surely the club should have been aware of this. 

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1 hour ago, Andrew1872 said:

burned his bridges when he took a pair of Rangers shorts to Mexico and made a big deal of blowing his nose on them for the cameras! Lucky to be alive!

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hard as a jellly baby! But never seen a player disrespect our club so disgracefully then read about people saying we should give him a second chance! Baffling shite!

12 minutes ago, KBOO72 said:

 

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You couldn't write the shit thats happened to us.

Sign a player for millions and pay him handsomely...Comes out as an alcoholic :megaanguish:

It is an illness and I'm glad he's getting help, I just selfishly hope we can get him off our books. 

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12 minutes ago, Amato said:

Is he an alcoholic though or is he just a party loving daft bastard using that as an excuse so we can't sack him? You never know.

I very much doubt he is an alcoholic. There is no way he wakes up with the shakes and has a pysical dependancy. He's just a footballer that likes to party at the weekends and probably have a couple beers in the week like most people. I'm sure people on here drink much much more then pena and they or other people wouldn't class themselves as alcoholics. He's obviously using his 'drink problem' to get out of putting much effort into his career with us in exchange to being paid handsomely. 

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2 hours ago, tannerall said:

Doesn't say a lot for the recruitment and medical process when he came here, or when he was here in the first six months. Surely the club should have been aware of this. 

Do they check for liver damage ? 

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1 hour ago, ben51 said:

You couldn't write the shit thats happened to us.

Sign a player for millions and pay him handsomely...Comes out as an alcoholic :megaanguish:

It is an illness and I'm glad he's getting help, I just selfishly hope we can get him off our books. 

Seemingly we knew, or at least Pedro knew, before signing him and thought we could sort it. Think I read it on a four lads blog a while back. 

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5 hours ago, ben51 said:

You couldn't write the shit thats happened to us.

Sign a player for millions and pay him handsomely...Comes out as an alcoholic :megaanguish:

It is an illness and I'm glad he's getting help, I just selfishly hope we can get him off our books. 

problem not with Pena but the people (Robertson) who agreed to sign him - was already known he had alcohol problems before we got him.   5 minutes due diligence on google would have saved us a shed load of money 

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11 hours ago, MrMckee said:

I very much doubt he is an alcoholic. There is no way he wakes up with the shakes and has a pysical dependancy. He's just a footballer that likes to party at the weekends and probably have a couple beers in the week like most people. I'm sure people on here drink much much more then pena and they or other people wouldn't class themselves as alcoholics. He's obviously using his 'drink problem' to get out of putting much effort into his career with us in exchange to being paid handsomely. 

Nonsense. 

People with addictions learn to function as much as they can in their life. Some do it better than orhers. 

Iirc I didn’t read much about him partying in his time with us. 

I hope he gets himself sorted and a deal away from us. A wage we can use on someone else. 

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