Ryan Bertrand: 'Ashley Cole is my role model'

Bertrand: 'Cole is my role model'
© PA Photos
Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand reveals that he has been grateful for the chance to work with fellow full-back Ashley Cole.

Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand has admitted that he has considered Ashley Cole to a be a role model to him during his career.

Cole has been ruled out for two weeks after he suffered an hamstring injury against Manchester United on Easter Monday, and Bertrand, who is his likely replacement, has revealed that he has always looked up to the 32-year-old.

The 23-year-old told The Sport Review: "It's a chance for me to come in and play in the next few games. It's important that I just focus on the next game and make sure we get the right results.

"Ashley has been a focal point for my career even before he was at Chelsea.

"He was someone I used to look up and watch and having him at Chelsea has been a chance for me to see it first-hand, how he goes about his work day in, day out."

The England international has made 32 appearances for Chelsea this season.

Ashley Cole taking a throw
Read Next:
Ashley Cole out for "two weeks"
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account