Joe Cole has the perfect opportunity to prove Carlo Ancelotti wrong as he looks the play a significant part in this month’s World Cup Finals. The midfielder was released by Chelsea this week and will be keen to show the club what they are missing when he pulls on an England shirt.
At 28-years-old, Cole should be at the peak of his career and for this reason it is probably good for him to move on from Chelsea where he wasn’t getting a regular starting berth. This doesn’t mean he can’t make Ancelotti regret his decision by influencing England World Cup betting though.
Cole should be thinking only about England right now. He should be thinking that if he can put in a few sparkling performances for his country, not only will it guarantee him a move to a big European club, but it will force the Chelsea boss into answering a couple of awkward questions.
There is every possibility that Cole will move to one of Chelsea’s biggest rivals too. Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United are all reportedly interested and this shows how highly thought of Cole is despite what have been a disappointing couple of years for him personally at Stamford Bridge.
After not playing to much for England of late and being released by his club side, those who bet on World cup football still believe that Cole will start against USA in England’s World Cup opener on Saturday. This is because Fabio Capello knows how special he is as a player and how passionate he is to do well for his country.
It certainly looks like being an interesting few weeks for the former West Ham man. Regardless of how much of an impact he makes for England though, he is almost guaranteed to walk into a club of extremely high calibre. Something which could leave Ancelotti and Chelsea feeling rather regretful.