By FOX SPORTS staff
The 32-year old joined a select group of seven players on Wednesday, including captain Steven Gerrard and former skipper David Beckham, to collect his 100th cap for England.
Roy Hodgson's men took on Brazil in a friendly held at Wembley Stadium, and Cole told BBC Sport that he was overwhelmed by the support shown to him from the home fans.
"When I got out there it wasn't about me anymore, it was about playing against a world-class team and trying to win at home in front of the fans," he stated.
"It was a good team performance, especially the second half to get the goals and I'm happy with the result. I was a little emotional at the start. I would once again like to thank the fans because I didn't really expect the reception I got, it was very nice."
Unfortunately for the full-back, he was not able to complete the full 90 minutes and was taken off during half-time after straining his back and hamstrings. Although he was disappointed not to have finished the game, Cole chose to revel in what was a memorable night for himself and his country.
"It's not a big injury, just had a bit of a bad back and a tight hamstring but I said I would just play," he shared.
"I'm getting on a bit, not going to lie! I was disappointed I had to come off. It was a great night for me, it was a great win and the lads have done well."
Cole will now return to club football action when Chelsea welcome Wigan to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.