London, May 29 (ANI): Former England left-back Graeme Le Saux feels that Ashley Cole is the best full-back in the world and adds that he might be instrumental in carrying England to victory in the FIFA World Cup.
The remarks will offer succour to Cole, whose personal and professional life have both been tempestuous of late.
"He's playing in one of the best teams in Europe, one of the best countries in the world and he clearly stands out. This summer gives him a fantastic opportunity to prove he's the best full-back in the world - he's had his best club season," The Mirror quoted Graeme, as saying.
"Going forward as a defender, to create an extra man, or space so other people either use you or use you as a diversion makes him so valuable in internationals when teams tend to be more disciplined. He'll be England's No.3 for a long time to come," he said. (ANI)