Cole continues to be frozen out by Mourinho.
âI cannot think about national teams at the same time as thinking about my team,â he said. âThere are national team managers who are very clear.
âThey go with their players. It doesnât matter if their players are playing in the club, or not.
âAll these years as a club manager, I found lots of them like this.
âOthers are influenced by whether the player is playing or not. There are different theories.
âThere are people who like players who didnât play particularly well in the season. Why? Because they are fresher, stronger, have more energy, donât have the mental fatigue of competition, and are more ready.
âOther managers want players who perform fantastically well in the season. Itâs up to them.
âItâs a work Iâll have one day, maybe. When I have such a job, I will have time to create my own theory, if you can say that.â