Rostov signing Bentley: Redknapp held grudge against me at Spurs

Tottenham midfielder David Bentley believes former manager Harry Redknapp held a grudge against him.

Tottenham midfielder David Bentley believes former manager Harry Redknapp held a grudge against him.

Bentley believes his role in the infamous Champions League celebration, which saw several Spurs players tip a tub of water over Redknapp live on Sky Sports after securing a European place in May 2010, proved costly to his career.

The FC Rostov loan signing said: "It was all good natured. But he definitely didn't see it like that. It was a celebration and nothing more.

"That season, I'd played 20 games up until that point and we got into the Champions League. I'd started 15 games in a row and, even though I didn't start that game, we were just celebrating a brilliant achievement.

"He never said anything to my face about it - he didn't really ever say much to me at all - but I knew I was always up against it after that. I hardly got another look-in."

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