He might be just 23 years of age but Blackburn’s right sided midfielder David Bentley is yearning for glory.
He has been touted to rip veteran England international David Beckham off his position in the national team’s first team and even after coming on only as a substitute against France in an international friendly on Wednesday in Paris, the former Arsenal youth team player insists that he is ready to take over the baton from Becks.
I’m here to take his (Beckham’s) place and that’s what I’ll be trying to do.
I’ve got to keep myself at those levels and keep myself performing and that’s what I’ll do.
I want to play for England. He wants to play for England and it will be interesting when battle commences.
That is what football is about. It is about competition and that’s what you need.
I’ve got to keep performing at the highest level and keep myself at it.
Every time I step on a football pitch and every time I train I will be at 100 per cent and that’s what you need for England.
You need two players who are playing at the top of their game and fighting for their position and that will bring the best out in both of us.
Centurion David Beckham, take heed! Here comes David Bentley!