The 33-year-old left-back has played his first game this Saturday after the last match in January against Hull City. Regardless, he was called up by Roy Hodgson for the Denmark clash alongside Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw who are fighting for their first-team place. 

Cole, born and raised in London, spent his whole career in the capital. As a product of Arsenal's academy, he made his debut in November 1999, signing a first professional contract the following year.

He was loaned out only once in his career, to yet another London club - Crystal Palace. Some amazing performances granted him a great amount of minutes at Highbury and was also lucky to win the FA Cup and Premier League titles with Arsenal before the start of their trophy drought.

In 2006 he had to leave after being treated as a "spacegoat", according to his autobiography. Chelsea signed him on the last day of summer transfer window, in exchange for William Gallas and a £5million fee, a real bargain, as Arsenal wanted £25million for the defender at first. 

His move to Chelsea paid off as Cole featured in most of Premier League matches since his arrival at Stamford Bridge. But, since the return of Jose Mourinho, the player hasn't been given a chance to fight for his position as Cesar Azpilicueta was lucky to become the first choice for the left-back position. 

Should the Londoner be granted more minutes at his club, or should Mourinho continue to leave him out of the starting eleven? If he wants to deserve a national team place for Brazil, he'll have to impress the Portuguese to play the last few matches of the season. 

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