Chelsea fullback Cole: I do not love football
Having made history by becoming the first player to win six FA Cups as well as claiming the Double with two different clubs, a feat only matched by Chelsea team-mate Nicolas Anelka, it should be the happiest time in his career.
It has been eight years since he first lifted the Premier League and FA Cup trophies in the same season with the Gunners and his love of the game has certainly changed in that time.
“Back then as a youngster I just enjoyed the football,” he told ITV sport. “It was a dream come true to play for the team I supported and playing with all these great players.
“Now it's more of a job for me and there is far more pressure you have to deal with.
“You can't take your eye off the ball, you have to win every game. There are a lot of people you have to please, so it's definitely harder. It's more of a job now than something that I love.”