West Ham United striker Carlton Cole says Gianfranco Zola has unleashed the lion in him.

He said: "Claudio Ranieri gave me two options when I was at Chelsea - become a lion or a rabbit.

"For a long time I was a rabbit but I think the lion in me is coming out.

"At one stage football was just secondary to me. But now I'm thinking I have only got one chance and I'm going to take it with both hands."