Cole delighted with Lille debut

Cole set up a goal in Lille’s 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne on Saturday. The midfielder joined Lille from Liverpool in a loan move.

“I am still not at 70 per cent fitness and I still need a few games to reach my best level,” Cole told France Football.

“However, I am happy with my performance and I hope to continue helping the team.

“I am really happy to have started playing again. France is a new experience for me, a new league, a new challenge.

“But, I want to help Lille win trophies and help them to do their best in the league and Champions League.”