Cole 'happy' after Sunderland debut

Andy Cole says he was happy to make his Sunderland debut - despite Saturday's 7-1 thrashing by Everton.

The former Manchester United striker said: "It was a horrible, horrible debut in terms of the result. Obviously, it was nice to actually make my debut, but the result made it a very sore weekend.

"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."

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