Joe Cole regrets playing for Liverpool

West Ham United’s Joe Cole has remarked that he was wrong to go to Liverpool stating that he wasn’t passionate about the Reds.

Joe Cole left Chelsea as a free agent and didn’t have much choice. He could not see himself at North London rivals Tottenham so chose Anfield instead and spent two and a half years regretting the decision.

Cole, who is back at the Boleyn ground for his second spell as a Hammer concedes that he made the wrong choice by heading north to Merseyside.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Joe Cole had this to say:

“I can only play for teams that I’m passionate about and I think that’s what went wrong for me at Liverpool.

“I didn’t feel a connection with the club or the place that I had at Chelsea and West Ham.

“I had seven great years at Chelsea but the club wanted to go in a certain direction and I wasn’t involved. So I was left with two real options – Liverpool or Spurs.

“Spurs was probably the best option because they were offering me a five-year deal and it meant I could stay in familiar surroundings.

“But I just couldn’t do it, I just couldn’t see myself pulling that Spurs shirt over my head. With the rivalry between Spurs and West Ham and Chelsea, it felt a bit mercenary.”

Having re-joined the club that helped to launch his career, Cole is hoping to recapture his best form and hang up his boots as a West Ham player.

He finished by adding: “I got an opportunity to go back to West Ham and I don’t want to move any more.”

31 year-old Joe Cole had to come off the pitch after just 10 minutes in last week’s one nil victory over Stoke at the Britannia ground.

With a damaged hamstring Cole looks set to miss the Chelsea clash at the weekend and could face a month out of action.

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Stevo can remember going to games with his Dad and seeing the likes of Clyde Best of all people. He also has a few mates who have “done” complete seasons too – and that was when the Irons were in division one. That’s every home and away game – unbelievable! Stevo plans to do this himself next season!

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