Bent is a top-class finisher who could yet force his way into Roy Hodgson's England side for next summers World Cup if he hits form at the right time.
"You never know," said Jol.
"(Selection) can be a spur of the moment thing because if Bent scores five goals in the final month of league then he could be in contention again to be selected.
"Bent is one of best finishers in England, he is like Defoe. And Defoe has a big chance to go to Brazil I think and Danny Welbeck is probably similar. They are all good players."
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