Search

Spurs man voices support for unsettled Aston Villa star

23:40 05 October 2012

Aston Villa

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 Sport Stories

08:00
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal   (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker was delighted to reach the FA Cup final but admitted he was disappointed after picking up an ankle injury.

Yesterday, 20:39
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal   (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger admits defender Per Mertesacker is a doubt to face Chelsea next Sunday after hurting his ankle against Reading this evening.

Fri, 07:15
Brian Talbot (4) scores Arsenal's first goal in the 1979 FA Cup final

Former Arsenal FA Cup winner Brian Talbot has urged the holders on to further Wembley glory – starting with a comprehensive win over Reading on Saturday.

Most read sport

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder