BENTLEY WANTS TO IMPRESS
The Tottenham midfielder David Bentley has said that he cannot wait to return to Tottenham and impress the new manager Andre Villas-Boas. The former Blackburn Rovers midfielder has been out on loan deals to various clubs across Europe, while he is currently at the Russian clubo FC Rostov.
He has been at the club for the last three months and is expected to return at start of the January transfer window. David Bentley was a £ 15 million signing from Blackburn many seasons ago, but has been consistently overlooked by the former manager Harry Redknapp. Now that he has been replaced by Andre Villas-Boas, Bentley is hoping that his fortunes at White Hart Lane will change.
David Bentley was once spoken of as the successor to David Beckham in the right of England’s midfield.
However, his career has nosedived since joining Tottenham and he has been widely linked with a move elsewhere. The player, though, believes that he still has a future at Tottenham due to the fact that they are under the management of Andre Villas-Boas. Hence, he cannot wait to return to the club and show to the new manager what he can do. It will be interesting to see if he will fit in the fast and counter-attacking football adopted by the Portuguese.
“[Villas-Boas] is a very good coach. He’s got new ideas. He was very good with me but after spending a year out [injured] and then having players in front of you, you fall down the pecking order so you have to go away and get fit again. It’s been a difficult four years but that’s life and football. I’ll move on. I came here for three months. It was only 13 games to get back in to the swing of things,” said David Bentley.