The manager who infamously said â€śhis missusâ€ť could have scored a chance Bent missed for Tottenham against Portsmouth in 2009. That cruel barb has dogged the striker ever since â€” but Bent is a forgiving soul.
He told The Sun: â€śIf Harry gets the job then good on him.
â€śHopefully if I can get back from injury in time he will pick me.
â€śI know people still talk about what he said even now. But Iâ€™m not annoyed about it any more.
â€śIâ€™ve lost count of how many goals Iâ€™ve scored since then â€” I think I scored two against Bolton the very next week.
â€śThatâ€™s Harry and he can say what he wants, and managers do make off-the-cuff remarks. But that is one everyone remembers.
â€śYou have to take it and move on. It doesnâ€™t bother me now although it bothered me probably more than it should have done at the time. My attitude now is if you score enough goals, thatâ€™s the best answer to any criticism.â€ť