Veteran Crystal Palace centre back Gary Cahill has talked up former England and Chelsea teammate Ashley Cole as a proper role model for young players. Gary Cahill spoke about Ashley Cole in a recent interview with the official website of Crystal Palace as he's still stunned that Ashley Cole finished his international career with over a century of caps. According to him, Ashley Cole played at a high level for at least a decade for him to amass 107 caps for the Three Lions of England.
Gary Cahill had 61 caps for his country and he had to play at a high level for several years to play those games for the Three Lions. Gary Cahill is adamant that Ashley Cole is a good role model for young players if they want to play at the high level for a lot of years just like Ashley Cole did during his playing career. Cahill told the Crystal Palace website that Ashley Cole put in the work for him to achieve a lot of things during his career and that the young players must be ready to do likewise for them to have a successful career as a professional footballer.