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Cole knackered after starring for West Ham

Joe Cole admits he was knackered after helping West Ham United to an opening day victory over Cardiff City.

Cole was speaking to Ian Wright on Absolute Radio's Rock N Roll Football after his goalscoring performance.

"I'm tired, very tired - was a tough game but was a well fought victory and I'm delighted to get the win and the goal as well.

"We've had busy but good pre-season. Nineteen games in total, it's been a long one. We've been all over in Germany, Portugal, Ireland and with all of that preparation it's important to have a good start and we did that today.

"It's the first time I've completed a pre-season in a very long time so I'm over the moon. I'm not old, but you know as you get older it's important to train to the maximum in every session."

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