Former Arsenal, Tottenham, and West Ham midfielder David Bentley broke down in tears on Sky Sport while announcing his unexpected retirement at the age of 29.

David Bentley let the tears flow freely while admitting that his reasons for quitting the game was because he fell out of love with the game.

The retired English international during his playing days had won seven caps for his national team but had failed to play even a single game when he joined the Russian club Rostov. Bentley said; “I’ve given up football.”

“I’ve taken the decision to take my life in a different direction,” the former English international added.

When asked what he intends to do after retirement, he had this to say “I’ve just had baby twins, three months old, and I’ve got a little four-year-old and I want to focus on that.” He revealed that his love for the game had dropped and he didn’t want to keep on playing because of the money. Bentley further stated that although he enjoyed every minute and smiles the game brought him, yet still he does not want to take his family to a place he didn’t want to be.

The former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder, who was tipped to make it to the zenith of the sport in his early sporting days, cost Tottenham a whopping £15 million from Blackburn in 2008. He said he had no regrets leaving the sport but he believes the game has changed.

Although it remains such sad news to see David Bentley leave the great fun fair of the football arena, fans would definitely cherish the unforgettable memories which David Bentley had brought to the game. Bentley remains a player that would be missed, but then we wish him all the very best in his future endeavors.