Cole accepted he nurses a sense of unfulfilled ambition, purely because he has never tasted the feeling of winning a major prize.
"It is unfinished business," he told BBC Sport. "You play for your country and it is amazing to do that. But you play to win.
"I have never had the joy of winning with my country.
"I am not getting too ahead of myself or the team but so far it is going well.
"We have a tough game on Sunday but dreams come true and hopefully this can be one of mine."