Bent fired over a great chance to win the game for England but revealed that Fabio Capello told him to forget the glaring miss.
Bent said: "After the miss, I went straight over to the side and Fabio said: 'Don't worry about it.'
"All I can do is plug away. All strikers miss chances and I am sure by the time the next one comes along I will bury it. I expected to score that chance.
"As a striker, you practice taking chances and obviously today it wasn't meant to be.
"We move on from it and take the positives. Our second-half performance was good. Fabio has shown real faith in me this season and I thank him for that. He played me for 90 minutes which he hasn't done in the past."