N‚ÄôZogbia, 26, has backed England international Bent to prove his boss wrong.
‚ÄúThe manager will decide,‚ÄĚ he said.
‚ÄúWhat Darren has to do when he plays is to show a reaction,‚ÄĚ he added at the launch of ‚ÄėVilla Vitality‚Äô, a Premier League-funded children‚Äôs obesity prevention programme which was launched in association with NHS Birmingham.
‚ÄúDarren Bent is a fighter, so this will not be a problem for him.‚ÄĚ
And N‚ÄôZogbia added: ‚ÄúMaybe he‚Äôll miss the odd game and be on the bench but when he starts playing, he‚Äôs going to score.‚ÄĚ