Search

Spurs man voices support for unsettled Aston Villa star

23:40 05 October 2012

Aston Villa's Darren Bent (left). Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Aston Villa's Darren Bent (left). Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Jermain Defoe says he can sympathise with his former Tottenham team-mate Darren Bent after he was dropped by Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert for their last match against West Brom.

Bent, who has also lost the Villa captaincy since Lambert arrived, duly came off the bench to score a crucial equaliser against the Baggies.

However, the England striker refused to paint a positive picture of his situation at Villa Park afterwards, admitting he had not been given an explanation as to why he was dropped.

The former Sunderland striker also admitted he had undergone “a couple of c****y weeks”.

Defoe, who knows Bent from their time together at Spurs and with England, understands what the former Charlton hitman is going through.

“I feel sympathy for him,” Defoe said.

“Benty’s a good player. He has just come back from injury a few weeks ago.

“I had the same injury and sometimes it takes a while to get back to your best.

“But he is a natural goal scorer, so I am sure if he gets chances, he will score goals.

“He has a good character. I watched the game last week and that is what good goal scorers do.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Saracens suffered the first setback of their Premiership title defence on Saturday as their 17-10 loss to Harlequins at the Stoop ended an incredible 13-match winning run which started back in March.

13:03

With the Gunners’ previous league win against Chelsea coming nearly five years earlier, the omens did not look good ahead of Saturday’s London derby.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Middlesex hat-trick hero Toby Roland-Jones says the squad were always confident in their ability to become county champions this year.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mauricio Pochettino says it is important that Tottenham’s players are “desperate” to stay at the club and do not need to be convinced to remain at White Hart Lane.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Middlesex dethroned Yorkshire in a thrilling finish at Lord’s to win their first County Championship title since 1993.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mauricio Pochettino will today assess the fitness of Danny Rose, Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Middlesbrough – but he admits it might be “a risk” to select his midfield duo at the Riverside Stadium.

Friday, September 23, 2016

In the latest of a series of features casting the spotlight on local football fans, Martin Stephens reveals his favourite player, his most memorable match and the worst moment he has experienced following Wingate & Finchley.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Christian Eriksen says the recent spate of contract renewals at Tottenham shows the players are keen to keep the current squad together for the long term, because they all feel there is “something special to build on” at White Hart Lane.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Interested in purchasing a flat and want to know the rules, rights and regulations as a leaseholder? Or maybe you are already a leaseholder and want to find out more about extending your lease?

Scores of people visited the opening of Composite Door Master’s first public showroom in Hayes at the weekend, where they were treated to a spectacular show by award winning magician, Marc Oberon.

You’ve got cash, you’ve got style and you’ve got a bursting social calendar, but no time. These Crouch End studio suites to rent could be your dream come true.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now