Indeed, Cole believes England can win the World Cup and has backed Roy Hodgsonâ€™s â€˜fearlessâ€™ youngsters to fire them to glory.
"My heart says we can win it," Cole told talkSPORT. "I think from the quality of the squad and from what I hear from inside the camp, anything less than the quarter-finals would be disappointing.
"I have watched all three friendlies and Iâ€™m very happy. Forget the two draws I think the performances have been good and Adam Lallana, Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley all look sharp, but it was disappointing to lose Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
"I genuinely think England have got a massive chance here because those three boys in particular look fearless and Steven Gerrard has got the bit between his teeth too. Iâ€™m quite positive about it all."
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