WORLD CUP 2010: Darren Bent vows to turn his England misery into more goals for Sunderland

02 June 2010 09:11
Sunderland striker Darren Bent has admitted to being disappointed at being left out of England's 23-man squad for the World Cup finals in South Africa.[LNB]Bent had been in coach Fabio Capello's 30-strong squad before the Italian dropped the Sunderland forward and six other players yesterday.[LNB]Bent netted 25 goals for Sunderland last season but did not score in either of his starts for England, against Brazil in November and Japan on Sunday.[LNB] Goals pay the rent: But Darren Bent won't be able to transfer his Sunderland form to the World Cup after being dropped from the England squad[LNB] Bent lost out to Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey in a cull of the squad which also meant Theo Walcott, Tom Huddlestone, Scott Parker, Adam Johnson, Michael Dawson and Leighton Baines would not be flying out to South Africa later today.[LNB]'It's a case of fully concentrating on my football for Sunderland and doing my best for them'Bent said: 'I feel really disappointed. I have always said to myself, if you play well and do your best for Sunderland, then there is a chance you can go to the biggest tournament in the world. But obviously on this occasion it has not worked out.[LNB]'Straight away from when Mr Capello spoke to me and told me I wouldn't be involved in the 23-man squad my thoughts turned to next season and how I can improve on what I have done for Sunderland this year.[LNB]'I am going to take some time off now and rest my bones after what has been a great season for me and get ready for next year. It's a case of fully concentrating on my football for Sunderland and doing my best for them.[LNB]'Of course, I still want the boys to do well. I have got a lot of friends in the England set-up. They are a great bunch of lads and, even though I won't be there, I will be supporting them.'[LNB] WORLD CUP 2010: Theo Walcott axed from England squad as Fabio Capello confirms his chosen 23WORLD CUP 2010: Fabio Capello confirms England's 23-man squad for South AfricaEXCLUSIVE: Liam in line to be first arrival! Celts bid £1.5m for LawrenceComplete lowdown on all 32 squads in the frame for South AfricaSUNDERLAND FC

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