West Ham veteran Cole targets England return

West Ham United midfielder Joe Cole is aiming for an England recall.

Happy to be back where he began his playing career, Cole feels he can still add to his 56 senior caps if he continues to perform well in the Premier League this season.

“Considering the reducing numbers of English players in the Premier League, anyone born in this country will have one eye on breaking into our international squad," he said.

“I’ve been to three World Cups and I would love to go to another but first and foremost it’s a case of playing well here at West Ham.

“The 18 months at Liverpool when I didn’t play much was obviously a bad time in my career but when I did play I thought I did OK.

“Then I had a good season in France and even my final season at Chelsea when I was coming back from a big knee injury, I felt I had an effect.

“I’m only 31, I’m fully fit and I think I can still do a job but we’ll just see what happens.”

 
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