Ashley Cole: Brits afraid to move abroad

Frank Dalleres
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Former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole believes English players shun the chance to play in foreign leagues because they are scared of unfamiliar environments.

Cole, 33, signed for Roma this month after eight years with the Blues, and said: “Perhaps British players are a little afraid to move abroad.

They are accustomed to British culture and for them it is convenient to stay at home. I was glad to get out of London, to face a new language and a new culture.”