I totally disagree with the French media about Joey Barton. He's an excellent player and trust me, you'll see that very soon.
He is a player who brings total dynamism to his team, though his organisational skills, his aggression and his playing ability.
In France, he will referee the matches, I warn you!
He is a guy who is a very good player. Aside from that, there is a question mark about the rest.
He has been guilty of some unacceptable excesses but on the level of playing ability, he is excellent.
He is very aggressive; he has the mentality and the technique to engage in battle.
If he has a defect, it's that he is not the fastest player. But nevertheless he uses the ball very well.