Wednesday, February 06, 2013
ASHLEY COLE VERY PROUD AS HE EARNS HIS 100TH CAP FOR ENGLAND AGAINST BRAZIL
Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole talked about his pride as he prepares to earn his 100th cap for England when they take on Brazil at Wembley on Wednesday.
Cole made his national team debut in March 2001 against Albania and will become the seventh England player to reach a century of appearances when he lines up against Brazil.
‘I am proud to play for England,’ said Cole. ‘From being a little boy from the East End, you would never think you’d get a chance to represent your country.
'I’m proud, privileged and overwhelmed by how many times I have played. I never expected to play for England. To play for the 100th time is amazing. I hope it doesn’t stop here.’
Eleven years ago, Cole was on an exercise bike at Arsenal’s training ground when Arsene Wenger strolled up to tell him he was in the senior England squad.