Tottenham Hotspur picked up a comprehensive win in the Champions League on Wednesday night, whilst Arsenal dropped points in the Europa League.
Boyhood Arsenal fan Darren Bent has admitted that he does support both the Gunners and Tottenham when they are playing in European competitions.
The former striker highlighted Tottenham’s heroics from last season when they reached the Champions League final as he claimed that Lucas Moura is the ‘unluckiest man in the world’.
Bent was making reference to the fact that he did not start the Champions League final defeat despite scoring a hat-trick against Ajax in the semi-final and how his game time has been limited this term despite Tottenham’s poor form.
Speaking to Drive on TalkSport (06/11/19 at 5:55 pm), Bent was responding to a fellow TalkSport colleague admitting that he does cheer on Spurs in Europe despite supporting West Ham.
On whether he wanted Spurs to do well [in Europe] as an Arsenal fan: “Yes because they are my former club as well,” Bent told TalkSport. “Plus, I know a lot of the players.
“I want them to do well, and what they did against Ajax [last season]. I mean Lucas Moura, the unluckiest man in the world he is [in regards to him not starting CL final and not starting much this season].”
Both Tottenham and Arsenal were in European action yesterday, with Spurs securing a comprehensive win in the Champions League and the Gunners dropping point in the Europa League.
Both have produced indifferent performances this season, but Spurs showcased their best last night as they put four past Red Star Belgrade.
Meanwhile, former Spurs academy product Marcus Edwards helped his new side Vitoria secure a late equaliser against Arsenal, whose manager Unai Emery is under serious pressure.