The 32- year - previous midfielder signed for Villa after his deal with West Ham finished last month when he agreed to grow to be aspect of Lamberts squad.
Following growing to prominence as a teen, Cole gained fifty six England caps during a job which took him from Upton Park to Chelsea, Liverpool and Lille, but his contribution has diminished in new seasons.
Even so, Lambert is persuaded he nevertheless has what it normally takes to be successful and conduct at the greatest stage.
The Villa boss advised the Birmingham Mail: "As before long as you start out to get rid of the fireplace from your belly as a footballer, there's no point.
"He however wishes to do genuinely nicely and he's still hungry to do actually nicely.
Which is a indication of a top, leading player.
If you have nonetheless got the attributes at that age that you had when you ended up sixteen or 17 starting up out, you will not go significantly improper.
He can make points happen. If he can perform the way I know he can then we have bought a actually fantastic player on our hands.
Lambert says he was eager to snap up Cole as quickly as he discovered out that the midfielder had develop into obtainable, as he thinks the former Chelsea mans experience will be massively useful.
That just one intrigued me, when I observed all of it I imagined I am going to try out and see if we can do one thing, he included.
He has gained points at the highest stage, played in masses of large games, enormous England video games and is aware of what its like to acquire factors.