Tottenham Hotspur signed Darren Bent from Charlton Athletic for £16 million last summer. For a player who came with that price tag, the England international has been largely unsuccessful in grooving himself into the Spurs set-up and has been anonymous at best so far this season in the Premiership. He has not been regular at White Hart Lane and has notched up just 3 goals in the league.
Yet the 24-year old remains adamant that he shall turn on the style sometime soon and exhibit his class. Bent says:
You don’t become a bad player overnight. Obviously a lot of the things have been said about the price tag, but that’s what Charlton valued me at. I scored a lot of goals for them and it wasn’t me that made the price tag, it was them. Obviously there has been a lot of criticism, saying ‘well, he hasn’t done this, he hasn’t done that’. But, to be fair, I haven’t had a run of 10 games in the team. I think I’ve started three on the trot, if that. Any striker needs a rhythm to score goals. I had that rhythm at Charlton, which is why I scored a lot of goals. If I was playing every game I’d show people why I was worth the £16million, but, playing 10 minutes here, 20 minutes there, starting one game, you’re never going to be able to show the people why they bought you for that amount of money. The Spurs fans haven’t seen the best of me and vice-versa, but I’m a confident guy, always positive, and I know where I want to be.And I know that, on my day, I can destroy anyone. I’m so pumped up and raring to go, it’s unbelievable.
Well, with all due respect to the player, I do feel that he is overrated. Come on, Bent is not worth £16 million although he can be a useful player for a midtable club.