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Bent focuses on club form
23 Mar 2010 - 12:34:03
Sunderland striker Darren Bent remains hopeful that his club form this season will be enough to earn a place in England's squad for the World Cup finals in South Africa this summer.
The 26-year-old has scored 21 goals in 32 games for the Black Cats since his big-money summer arrival from Tottenham Hotspur, but is still seen as an outsider for Fabio Capello's national team party.
Bent told Sky Sports news: "I want it more than anything, to play in the World Cup.
"I scored a similar amount of goals four years ago and didn't go and it's funny that it could happen to me again this season.
"But (manager) Steve Bruce has been rooting for it 100 per cent and if I can keep going, do my talking on the pitch rather than off it, I might be there.
"I have scored a lot of goals this season, but to go to a World Cup at the end of it would really top it off."