David Bentley disappointed Tottenham move did not work out

David Bentley said he wanted his spell at Tottenham Hotspur to work, but was never in a happy place.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder David Bentley has expressed his disappointment at the way his career at the club failed to work out as a success.

Bentley was a £15 million signing from Blackburn Rovers in 2008, but struggled for consistency and was in and out of Harry Redknapp's side after he took over from Juande Ramos.

Ramos was the manager who signed him, and Bentley attributes his sacking as a major reason for his time at Spurs failing to live up to the high hopes supporters had form him.

Speaking to Golden Boot TV, Bentley discussed his time at Tottenham.

He said: "It was a combination of a lot of things. I was wanted, I was signed under Ramos, he had his idea, where he wanted to go, after two months he got sacked.

"That set me off, it was like a comedy of errors. I got injured, fell out with the manager, had a lot of personal problems. I just never could find a happy balance."

Bentley was referring to Harry Redknapp, who he failed to win over, and probably did not help his cause by drenching him in a televised post-match interview after an away win against Manchester City.

Despite this, the former Arsenal trainee said he really enjoyed his time at Tottenham.

He said: "I actually loved it, my family were happy because they are from that part of town, my friends [top], I always wanted to play there, everything was good, it just didn't work out."

Bentley ended up being loaned to various clubs, West Ham, former side Blackburn, Birmingham, and Russian club Rostov, before his Tottenham contract ended in 2013.

Now 31, Bentley is retired, admitted he fell out of love with the game, and is now living in Spain.

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