Backed By Chelsea Coach
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has backed Ashley Cole and said that he is in the best form of his life and should definitely make it to the England squad which will go for the World Cup in Brazil. He insisted on the fact that Ashley deserves a place in the squad because of his recent form and it would be really bad if he is not there in the team.
Roy Hodgson the coach of the England team said that the Everton left back Leighton Baines is a step ahead to be in the squad and Cole may be given a chance if required but his first choice for this world cup would surely be Baines because of his impressive performances over the last few years.
The England manager was seen to watch Baines in action in the recent games for Everton and believes that he would do the job well in the left back position. However Mourinho is still persistent about Cole and thinks that he deserves a place in the starting lineup.
In an interview with Sky Sports News the 51 year old coach said that there are many coaches who select the national team players independent of their performances for their respective clubs. On Ashley Cole he said that he has done really well for Chelsea in the recent times but for the time being he cannot see anyone else for the left back spot instead of Baines.
His pace and control with the ball is very impressive and has been in the England team for the qualifiers as well. He also went on to say that Baines has contributed a lot to the team as his crosses are pinpoint and his passes are precise. He did not say for once that Cole would not be included in the squad but he always pointed out the fact that in the starting lineup his first choice would be Leighton Baines.