Bentley ready to change his attitude for a Spurs future

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Andre Villas-Boas has told David Bentley that he has the opportunity to play his way back into having a future at Tottenham Hotspur.

Bentley found himself frozen out at White Hart Lane under Harry Redknapp but is now determined to force his way back into the plans at Spurs.

We know what Bentley can offer, great set pieces (something which we have massively lacked over the past season) and the ability to put the ball on the head of a striker. Yet on the flip side, he has no pace which is the opposite of what Aaron Lennon offers us.

It’s now time for Bentley to knuckle down and forget the playboy lifestyle. He has been given a second chance to impress and it’s now down to him.

“With the new manager, the new era, the new training ground, hopefully I can be a new player, with a new attitude and a new way of doing things,” Bentley told The People.

“I’ve already spoken to the manager and he just said, ‘You’ve got a clean slate, so do what you can do and try to impress.

“This is a chance for me to get back on the good wave now and, if I can be a part of it, that’d be great.”

He said: “A lot of people will say I’ve not made the most of my talent and I feel the same.

“I did watch the Euros and think I should have been out there with England.

“When I moved to Tottenham, I was in Fabio Capello’s squad and should have kicked on, but it was a difficult time.

“Within eight games of coming in the manager who signed me, Juande Ramos, was sacked, and then it just snowballed and got out of control and I never could get that second chance again.

“I’d had so long riding a wave that was good and then I came off and was riding a wave that was bad, and I could never get myself back on top.

“It has been hard, but hopefully now I can just get back and crack on.”

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  1. AVB doesn't hv a good track record in England either, so he has to be diplomatic about the players that had been sidelined by Harry. I'm sure things will sort out as we sign more players and there'll be more competition for players.

  2. So now he wants to change his attitude, so what stopped him before. Just sell him to clear wage bill. More like David Peckham.

  3. If he genuinely wants to fight to be in the team and manages to get back in on those merits, I think good luck to him. He clearly has talent, and it's not like he's old. If he makes it back due to hard work and good form, then pops up with a couple of vital assists or goals, you won't be whinging then. Not saying he will, but he deserves the change in my opinion.

  4. I thought we had found even bigger muppets than ourselves and got shot of him – apparently not !

    Southupper I didnt need the price tag reminder that was just spiteful but might explain what captain muppet (AVB) has in mind ie trying to get some money for him, I would suggest Fulham that graveyard for spurs rejects

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