David Bentley says his favourite memory for Tottenham Hotspur is not his Arsenal wondergoal...so what is?

David Bentley Spurs

The former midfielder says qualifying for the Champions League was a better feeling.

If a Tottenham Hotspur fan was to pick out the best moment from David Bentley’s spell at the club, it is probably a safe bet to guess it involved Arsenal.

The former Spurs midfielder scored an absolute screamer in a North London derby against Arsenal back in 2008 – in a game that finished in a sensational 4-4 draw between the two rivals.

Bentley however says this was not the highlight of his time at Tottenham Hotspur.

Instead it was qualifying for the Champions League that took the prize. He told FourFourTwo this week:

“I’m very much a team man.

“People won’t believe that, but I came to Tottenham to be part of a great team. Personal moments such as the Arsenal goal are great – but yes, my favourite memory is qualifying for the Champions League that season.

“It had all clicked under Harry and that was great.”

Bentley is well remembered for that moment, because he was the main protagonist in pouring a bucket of cold water over Redknapp’s head on live television – which did not go down too well with the gaffer.

Bentley struggled for first-team football at Spurs after that season with the club and after loan spells at Birmingham City, West Ham, FC Rostov and Blackburn Rovers he left the club in 2013 – retiring at the age of 29-years-old in June 2014 after falling out of love with the game.

But he will always have that goal, and the joy of soaking his Tottenham boss.

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