Darren Bent insists he wants to prove himself at Tottenham.

Bent has had few opportunities to impress at Spurs since joining for £16.5million from Charlton in the summer.

There has been speculation of a January switch to West Ham, but the 23-year-old insists he is determined to carve out a successful career for himself in north London.

"People are always going to pick out someone who cost a lot of money and, so far, it's fair to say Tottenham haven't seen the best of me," Bent told the Daily Mirror.

"But it's only been six months. Some people go on like I've been here for two years and it simply hasn't worked.

"But it will work, and I will turn it around."