Spurs striker Bent still angry with Eriksson

Tottenham striker Darren Bent admits he still holds a grudge against former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson.

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Bent is still angry over Eriksson's decision to select Arsenal's Theo Walcott ahead of him for last year's World Cup.

"I saw him when we played Manchester City recently but I wouldn't even look at him," he says.

Bent also told the Guardian: "I'm not overconfident or arrogant but I do believe in my ability.

"I'd like to have played more and it isn't nice sometimes to be left out. It's difficult when you find yourself in and out of the team all the time. But I knew this might be the case because there were fantastic strikers here already in Robbie [Keane], Jermain [Defoe] and Berba [Dimitar Berbatov].

"It was always going to be difficult to get a regular place but, ultimately, it will make me a better player being in this kind of competition. I could have gone to a few other clubs and been playing every week but it was Tottenham I wanted to join and I don't regret that one bit. I still believe in myself. I'm still working hard because I know the minute I stop doing that is when it all goes to pot. But I don't think that will ever happen with me. I'm still convinced I can have the same impact for Tottenham that I had for Charlton. I'm still convinced it's only a matter of time."

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