The pair were teammates at LA Galaxy.
Cole told the Daily Mail: "He has two personalities, with us in the locker room he was brilliant, quiet, very humble but for the media he was God.
"He had moments where he would come into the locker room and really let people know that they have a lousy touch, can not run, is slow, but in front of the media his personality changed."
Cole is currently England U21 assistant coach.
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