Joe Cole
Cole says his eyes have been opened up to a new style of football away from Liverpool.

Joe Cole says he doesn't want to commit his long term future to Lille just yet, but the on-loan Liverpool midfielder has revealed he has a better understanding of footballing tactics after playing under Rudi Garcia.

Cole left Merseyside for France on a loan spell last summer to last the season, and so far the England international has been on fire for the side, and his teammates have lauded his contributions.

And the 30 year old, who is hoping to show Fabio Capello that he is worthy of a place in the England squad once more, says he's aiming to first of all win Lille a trophy, and then he will consider his future at Liverpool.

"There are lots of possibilities," he told L'Equipe.

"Throughout my career, I never wanted to think about my future while I played. I saw so many players think about four or five months later and forget the present.

"What is important for me is to help this team win a trophy. After the last game of the season, I speak with my family and we'll talk."

Cole also revealed that he believes that Lille have a better understanding of possession tactics on the football field than his previous sides in England, which included West Ham, Chelsea and now Liverpool.

"When I played in Liverpool or elsewhere, sometimes you wonder why the team against you would have so much possession of the ball against you," he explained.

"In the England team, when I played with Gerrard, Lampard, Beckham, and Rooney, teams like Macedonia for example would have 60% possession against us... And no one knew why.

"For me now, it is all about how the team is built. How Rudi [Garcia] is leading the team has opened my eyes to this way of playing, with full backs moving more into the forward line, and midfielders creating more movement with one another.

"When you look at the relationship between [Florent] Balmont and [Mathieu] Debuchy, the way they interact is very fluid. But that does not come straight away. You have to work on these movements, this method of attack. It makes me want to become a coach, although I hope it will happen in a long time. Maybe I'll be terrible (laughs)."

Lille are currently third on the Ligue 1 table, and have won four of their last seven matches.