I'm not sure that would made much difference to his career, but certainly in those days there was a lot more temptation in London than Liverpool or Manchester.
I think the dressing rooms at those clubs might have been able to lend him a bit more support.
In the late 1980s when Liverpool were at the top and in the early 1990s when United were winning, you tended to have strong dressing rooms.
Maybe that was something he lacked, and he went to Spurs and Italy after that.
I'm not sure if he would have done it any differently if he got the chance again, but it might have been a better outcome if he had chosen other clubs.
It is incredible to look at him now. I know he always had problems. I remember when he just signed for Spurs.
We were staying at a hotel and he actually came on our coach to travel to the game. He was that type of guy. He asked us if he could get a lift to the ground.
He was on our coach, and was a lovely boy. But you always felt he needed guidance. I think it was pretty clear from early on that he needed support.
He just wasn't capable of looking after himself.
Football clubs look after you royally for 15 years, and once they are done with you they dump you and move on.
Most footballers cope with that, but obviously Gazza needed more help. I am surprised because people knew how fragile he was.
Gazza is still capable of earning good money doing whatever he wants to do, but looking after himself is a much bigger problem.
There are enough stories during his playing career to know he was prone to having a real drink. It is a shame, but it is very difficult to understand for non-addictive people.
I'm a non-addictive person. It is difficult to put yourself in that situation.
You ask yourself: 'Can't he just stop?' But obviously he can't.
There is a demon that has got hold of him. He'll get another chance as people will be prepared to help.
But people can't keep helping him.
At some stage, it has to be driven by himself.
I think the drinking culture in football is well in the past. The rewards and demands of the game are such now that there is no survival for drinkers.
It was encouraged in my time at Liverpool. We had some really big drinkers, and some really big personalities.
The only non-drinker we had in my time was Peter Beardsley. And that was very unusual.
You couldn't compare what is going now to 25 years ago.
I can understand why issues such as depression and suicidal thoughts are affecting some footballers in the modern era because you live in a bubble.
Once you come out of that, you are forced to spend time on your own. It is difficult to find a way of life once you come out of football as you continue to crave the adulation you received when you played.
That is a massive part of it. We are entertainers, and we enjoy the buzz. A lot of other people would get nervous playing in front of 50,000 or 60,000, but it is what we thrive on.
Once you retire, that buzz goes. It is difficult to replace that with anything.
Gambling is something because you get a buzz from that the moment you win. Drinking is obviously another thing.
I went into life as a player-manager when I finished, and had my television work back in Denmark to fall back on.
I've always enjoyed a normal kind of life having a lot of friends outside of football. I'd be lying to say I didn't miss playing, but I think I've learned to cope with it.
But it is going to be more difficult for the boys today when they retire because some are A-list celebrities.
That wasn't so much in our day. It will be a massive void for the current generation. They have to find something to occupy them. It is filling the void that is the problem.
You have to be able to find something else that you enjoy, and try to leave the playing bit behind you.
You are getting into the prime of your life when you hit your mid-30s. You have some experience under your belt and are ready to take on life, but suddenly they take the one thing you enjoy more than anything else away from you.
It is a very tricky situation to manage mentally. They say you are compensated with millions in the bank, but that is not always the case.
Short term Gazza will recover, but longer term you do worry about him. He was one of those wonderfully gifted people. Such a terrific player.
We just keep our fingers crossed he finds his way through this.