Redknapp hails Bentley form

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has praised winger David Bentley for fighting his way back into the first-team set-up at White Hart Lane.

The 25-year-old England international has struggled to make his mark since joining Spurs in the summer of 2008, but has impressed in recent weeks after earning a recall.

Redknapp told reporters:"David was out the picture but has trained well and has been fantastic. I don't hold grudges, I don't work that way and it's there for anybody.

"They're all here to play and he's responded really well. The work-rate and ability he showed the other night at Leeds was fantastic and was appreciated."

Bentley himself added:"I've just been looking to perform. It's been a difficult time since I came here and you can't help that when the team have been doing so well without you.

"I just look forward to every game I play now and don't take it for granted. I go out there and enjoy myself.

"I just want to stay in the team and play as many games as I can. I am taking it game by game at the minute because you never know in football.

"My time at Spurs has been hard, but hopefully I can start enjoying it now."

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