Cole: I’m committed to Blues

His former manager Jose Mourinho, now in charge at Real Madrid, has

been strongly linked with a move for the left-back. Cole says he is

not thinking about leaving Stamford Bridge, although he admits in

the past it was something he considered. “I’ve never even thought

about it,” he told Sky Sports News when asked about a potential

move to the Spanish capital. “I had issues before where I thought

about it, but this season I have been fine, I have been on holiday

so I have not read anything.” Cole also underlined that Chelsea’s

players will be fully behind new manager Andre Villas-Boas and that

his age – just 33 – is in no way an issue. “Age is just a number,

he has experience of being at Porto, a big club,” he said. “And

hopefully he can bring that glory to Chelsea but I don’t think the

age thing is anything to worry about, I don’t think the players

think about that. He is our manager now and we have to go out and

fight for him. “Whatever manager comes in we respect him, we are

not kids, everyone thinks there are egos at Chelsea, but there

aren’t and we have to make Chelsea the squad of a few years ago and

win trophies.” Cole admits that winning the Champions League is an

ambition he is still longing to fulfil. He added: “A lot of

players’ dreams are to win the Champions League final, I have

played in two finals, but of course we want to win – but we want to

win any trophy.”