Darren Bent has finally hit back at Harry Redknapp for his jibe that his wife could have scored a chance that he missed.
The former Tottenham striker missed a simple headed chance during the 1-1 draw against Portsmouth at White Hart Lane last season.
â€œI missed chances at Charlton and I will miss chances in the future. But never once has a manager said what he said.
â€œIf he was to have a go at me in the dressing room then I could take it.Â
â€œBut next morning when people were ringing me and saying, â€˜have you heard what Harry said?â€™ â€“ then itâ€™s not nice.
â€œI felt hurt. I also felt frustrated and angry. But thereâ€™s not a lot you can do.
â€œI put it behind me and just concentrated on scoring goals.
â€œAt Charlton I used to play every game but at Spurs I would just get 20 minutes here and 20 minutes there.
â€œBut although you were hardly playing, people would still have the same expectations of you.
â€œI spoke to my mum and dad and people close to me about it.Â
â€œThey reassured me. They told me to bide my time because my time would come again.
â€œI tried to give my answer on the pitch. But the more goals I scored, the more criticism I got!
â€œIt was pretty rough at White Hart Lane. Spurs wasnâ€™t the right move for me. I think Sunderland is right.â€
He added: â€œIf Iâ€™m scoring goals and playing well thereâ€™s no reason why I canâ€™t get back into the England team.
â€œIt would be fantastic if I could score the goals that put Sunderland into the top ten of the Premier League and ended up going to the World Cup finals with England in South Africa.â€
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