But it has not escaped Cole's notice that his return from an ankle injury has left him in the firing line when he visits former club Arsenal a fortnight on Sunday.
He said: "I got booed and I didn't even play on Wednesday.
"Compared to what happened to the England guys, I am sure I will get much worse when I go back to Arsenal but I am used to it.
"I'm going there to front up. At Stamford Bridge, Arsenal's supporters threw money at me.
"That was bad but I get it at every game. I love it.
"I'm going there with nothing to prove. They know how good I was when I was with them and what I did for the club.
"It would be nice to go there and shut some people up. It's going to be tough though."