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Sunderland ace Bent brands Spurs experience "horrible"

Sunderland striker Darren Bent admits he's happy to be away from Tottenham.

Bent says he had to ditch White Hart Lane to salvage his confidence - and flagging England career.

He said: "It was horrible at Tottenham - people doubted me and my confidence took a battering. When you are not playing you're never going to make an impression."

Bent reached his lowest point in January this year when he missed at sitter in a 1-1 draw with Portsmouth - a chance Redknapp later claimed his wife Sandra would have tucked away.

The striker added: "It was a difficult period in my career, there were times I doubted myself.

"When people are levelling criticism at you it is not nice to take."

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