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England jeers hurt Ashley

22 May 2009 - 08:47:32

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has admitted to being hurt when booed while playing for England.

Left-back Cole, 28, was rounded on by some fans when he made a mistake in a World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan at Wembley last October.

England take on Kazakhstan and Andorra in qualifiers next month and Cole has admitted he has been bruised by the negativity of some fans.

"It was difficult when they booed. I'm a normal personal, I'm just like you and just like everyone else. I have feelings and thoughts," he revealed.

"So of course it hurt, I'm not going to sit here and say it didn't.

"But you have to get on with it. It happens in football, you are loved one day and hated the next. You have to get on with it and that's what I've done.

"I've played the best I have for Chelsea so far. The Chelsea fans are happy and I'd like the same with my country.

"To be honest I don't think I've played bad for England and I've certainly not been as bad as some people say.

"I don't think I've let the country down too many times. Of course I had that blip where I gave the ball away but a lot of players have done that, you can't play well every game in football and not make one mistake.

"I look over my career, I've played 72 games and I think I've done well for my country."


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