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Joe Cole - What it takes to make it as a footballer

23rd December 2014 Print

Joe Cole moved to Aston Villa from West Ham United just before the start of the 2014/2015 season. His most successful years were spent at Chelsea between 2003 & 2010 where he became a Premier League champion, but he also had spells at Liverpool and in the French top division with Lille. 

Cole is one of the few England players to have appeared in 3 World Cup final tournaments, eventually making 56 appearances for the national side and scoring ten goals, including his most famous strike against Sweden in 2006. 

With all this experience, and having trained and played with some of the best players in recent history, Joe is well placed to reveal the attributes required to makes it as a top footballer.  In this video Joe names the 5 things that he thinks all great players need.

1 Mental strength 

2 Physical attributes 

3 Vision

4 Dedication to practice

5 Good fortune