Bentley facing uncertain Spurs future
Tottenham midfielder David Bentley admits he remains uncertain as to whether he will still be at White Hart Lane next season. The 25-year-old winger has struggled to make the desired impact since making a big-money move from Blackburn in 2008. First-team opportunities have been sporadic, with Bentley unable to hold down a regular role. That proved to be the case again last season, with Spurs boss Harry Redknapp awarding him just 12 Premier League outings. A lack of action has led to speculation regarding his future, with some suggesting he would be wise to move on. Bentley, though, insists he remains committed to the Tottenham cause and will be doing his utmost during pre-season to force his way into the fold. "Hopefully I will get fit and as strong as possible and look to have another good season," he told Sky Sports News. "Whether I get out on the pitch, you never know. You can be as fit as possible but not play any football, so we will see what happens." On the possibility of making a move elsewhere, Bentley added: "We will have to see, you never know. I'm at Tottenham at the minute, but let's see what happens." Bentley is keen to remain in north London, with Tottenham preparing to enter the UEFA Champions League next season. The opportunity to appear in Europe's premier club competition certainly appeals to Bentley, but he accepts that competition for places remains fierce. He is currently battling with England international Aaron Lennon for a right-wing berth and knows he may be forced to settle for a place on the bench at times. "I think when you are at a top club that's what happens," he said. "The Champions League is great for the club and great for the fans and hopefully it will be great for me. But you never know and we will have to see what is going to happen."
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