Tottenham striker keen to fight for place

There are easier tasks than displacing either Dimitar Berbatov or Robbie Keane in the Tottenham starting line-up, yet that’s exactly what Darren Bent is determined to do, according to Sky Sports. The striker was on target during Spurs’ 4-0 win over West Ham and is keen to show Juande Ramos more of the same.

When asked if he expects to be at the club next season, Bent said: “Definitely. I have not even been here for a whole season so I shouldn’t be thinking about it.

“If I was two or three years down the line and I was still not playing I would have to think about it.

“There has been a lot of speculation saying I want to leave, but I know I want to be here. Anyone who knows me will know how frustrated I have been. All I want to do is play games.

“But I need to bide my time. The front two are playing fantastically well at the moment. As a partnership, Berba and Keano have already got 40 goals between them.

“It is always going to be difficult to dislodge them, but I know what I need to do and as long as I am part of a good team like Spurs I am happy. It was nice to get on and score a goal but the most important thing was the result.”

Will Bent be deemed surplus to requirements at the end of the season and move elsewhere for first-team football or will he remain true to his word and stay at White Hart Lane? It’s clear that he can cut it in the Premier League, as demonstrated at Charlton, although it’s hard to make an impact as a striker if you’re not given a run in the team.

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