Probably dawned on him that trying to be a part time DJ affected his football & now making the most of a 2nd opportunity in the PL..
Without wanting to profile a whole nation there's been a few players during Babbels era who have come to the PL from Holland that didn't have quite the right attitude. I know the bitters had a couple in Andy van der Meyde and Royston Drenthe.
Of course since then we've also had Bolo, Dirk and Gini who have been real hard workers in their own ways.
I like Babbel though. Never quite cut it here but has remained a red long after leaving.