Date: 5th February 2008 at 10:17am
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Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Bentley has said that he wants to forget about the jeers he has previously received from England fans. He just wants to get on with things, and hopes to make his first start on Wednesday.

Bentley has NEVER regretted his decision to pull out of the England squad for last summers European Under-21 Championships with England, but this decision (viewed as a snub on England) had seen many England fans boo him when he made his England debut, and he was also booed in his second substitute appearance. However, Bents still doesn’t regret his decision, he just wants to move on from it as NOTHING can be done to change this now anyway, so although he would prefer not to be booed it doesn’t bother him to much, but it must be time to let it go.

Bentley told the Daily Mirror: “Look, you can get wound up by that stuff and let it kill you, or you can decide you’re not going to take yourself too seriously.

“I know people want me to be repentant about what happened when I pulled out of the Under 21s, but the fact is, it happened, and I can’t do anything about it now. I got booed, and again I can’t change that.

“If I’m honest, I’m none too bothered. I know that’s not the politically correct answer, but my philosophy is simple; why beat myself up about things I can’t change? Why take myself so seriously?

“It’s all about performances on the pitch. I want to show I can talk the talk and walk the walk
.”

Bents has always challenged himself during his career, and now that he is in the England squad (and has been regularly recently) he wants to become a regular starter (and he feels that he can) but he’s not getting carried away.

He added: “The challenge for me is to get into the team and stay there. I’ve got to prove myself on the international stage to a degree so I’m not going to get too carried away.

“But there’s no point in going on England duty, joining up and being with the squad unless you believe in yourself.

“This is the path I’ve chosen, to be a professional footballer, and I want to succeed and reach the highest level.

“Playing for your country is the pinnacle of any player’s career
.”

I could be VERY wrong but I think that Bents WILL make his first start for England on Wednesday.


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17 Replies to “Bentley Forgets The Jeers”

  • It is time that the events from last summer were moved on from now, some CAN’T let this go, but they should. WHEN Bents gets the regular run in the England side the fans will see how good he is and will take to him, they will also then understand WHY missing that Under-21 Championship was for the best, as Rovers fans we have seen this week in week out this season.

  • Let the morons boo him, itll be their own loss and besides, its only a matter of time before his play on the field will win them round anyway!

  • i didnt agree with what he done i dont think anyone did but i would never boo a player for something like that. let the boy do his stuff because when he plays well his one of the best in the prem

  • He has proved IMO that pros need a break, look at gerrard and lampards form this year! hell, look at anyone in the England midfield that didnt get a break last summer, they arent playing as consistently as DB is. Case CLosed as far as im concerned. IMO hes the best in his position in England, including Brand Becks!

  • LOL i forgot about me too HDM, ive had a break and im back and firing on all cylinders now baby, fully recharged like the duracell bunny and ready to rock. Whens the next spuds game??? they’re easy to wind up LOL

  • Starting, thats part one of my prediction complete, now he needs to score that screamer of a free kick I’ve said he will.

  • Lets hope he plays well enough to convince “happy” Fabio that he should be in the team as a permanent fixture and not Aaron “Got pace to burn but cant cross for toffee” Lennon and Shawn “I cant see over the fullbacks head” Wright Phillips!

  • Fabio doesn’t use full names does he, just surnames, what does he do for Ashley and Joe Cole?!?! If he says Cole neither answer probably as they aren’t the brightest tolls in the box are they lol!

  • Full names mikey? well, i havent seen the birth certificates like but…..LOL

    As for using the surnames, its just as well steve McClaren isnt in charge now, otherwise it would be “Shagger” Cole and “One Trick Pony” Cole, along with “Shrek” Rooney and “Robocrouch” As for you Merlin, feel free to boo him, but remember Fat Frank will get the same treatment IF, and thats a pretty big IF he can get back into Happy Fabio’s 11!!!

  • lol Bom!!!
    Well Bents was superb wasn’t he, a few more like that and the boos will WELL and TRUELY turn to very loud cheers!!!

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