Cole 'happy' after Sunderland debut
"I am not going to lie, from a selfish point of view, it was good to be back.
"But from an unselfish point of view, I was devastated during and after the game.
"It was a long weekend for me. I couldn't even say I could take the dog out for a 45-minute walk because I haven't got a dog.
"My son didn't play football on Sunday either, so it was a long Sunday for me.
"But it is water under the bridge now. Such is life and we have got to try to crack on now and look towards Saturday."