Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

Cole dismisses confidence concerns

Joe Cole
Joe Cole

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole insists there is nothing wrong with his confidence and a run of games in the side will help eradicate his early-season struggles.

The summer free signing from Chelsea, who made his comeback from a hamstring injury in Thursday night's 1-1 draw with Steaua Bucharest, was expected to make a big impact at Anfield but so far it has not materialised.

"No, not at all," was his response when asked whether his confidence had taken a knock. "I am happy with everything at Liverpool, I just have to stay fit and keep playing well."

He added: "No footballer likes being injured, it is a pain, but you have to keep going and keep working hard.

"I got through 75 minutes last night (Thursday) having only trained once so I'm happy with the way things have gone.

"It was nice to come back and be out there. I just need to kick on and keep myself fit, that is the main thing.

"If I can do that and get games I'll be very happy as I'll be able to stay on the pitch and help the team to win something."

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