Joe Cole: Losing to Manchester United in 2008 Champions League final was the worst night of my career

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Manchester United defeated Chelsea in the Champions League final of 2008, in what was a heartbreaking experience for the club.

After a pulsating 1-1 draw, Chelsea were close to winning the game on penalty kicks, but John Terry who was to take the final kick slipped on the wet ground and the rest is history.

Joe Cole who was a part of that Chelsea team has labelled that game as the worst of his career, admitting that he hated losing to his England mates in the final.

Chelsea will be involved in yet another all English Champions League tie, and Joe Cole is backing the Chelsea team to beat the Blue side of Manchester this time around.

Joe Cole said: “I played in the all-English final against Manchester United in 2008 and it was the most horrible game. It should have been the pinnacle of my club career but I hated it.

“We were playing against our mates, and you never want to lose to your mates. Losing that night was the worst night of my career.

“I look at the current Chelsea side and the English boys that I know, Mason Mount, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi, and there is a fearlessness to them that we didn’t have in 2008. They can get the job done.”

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