"(Roman) Abramovich came in and signed all these multimillion pound players and it pushed me out," said Cole. "I had to go out on loan and I was peed off about it.
"Being young I didn't see the bigger picture. I didn't take it seriously. I'd go on loan saying it doesn't matter because I'll go back to Chelsea and make a go of it.
"Then I went on loan again in the season after and it was hard to stomach."