Sunderland striker Darren Bent is not expecting a warm welcome when he returns to Tottenham for the first time on Saturday since his acrimonious £10million summer exit. Bent was critical of the Spurs board regarding a prolonged transfer saga prior to joining Sunderland, having been linked with the likes of Hull City.
"It's about us - Sunderland - kicking on to the next level and hopefully pushing into Europe.
"I'm expecting a hostile reception, but that often happens when you return to a former club.
"But at the same time, I don't want people to turn the game into being all about me going back there.
"It would mean a lot for me to score, but it would mean everything if the team wins.
"If the team wins and I don't score, I will be the happiest man alive. But if I score and we don't win, I will be devastated."