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Bentley: 'Biggest game of my life'

Posted on 29 October 2008  - 12:00

David Bentley has described tonight's north London derby with former club Arsenal as the biggest game of his life.

Bentley: 'Biggest game of my life'

David Bentley has described tonight's north London derby with former club Arsenal as the biggest game of his life.

The 24-year-old was brought up in the south Hertfordshire hotbed of Spurs-Arsenal rivalry, and it is his dream to play in this fixture.

David came through the Gunners' Academy, but never featured against his current club during his nine first team appearances at Highbury.

But tonight he could get his chance - and he is proud that it will be in the Lilywhite of Spurs as opposed to the red of Arsenal.

Not only that but ‘Bents' believes our first league victory of the season against Bolton on Sunday will give us the confidence to go and win the game.

He said: "It's just about getting on with things now and we're going into a massive game, probably the biggest game of my life and one I've been wanting to play in for years now.

"It's massive, especially considering where we are in the table, and I know the meaning of a north London derby.

"I remember going to one when Gazza scored without his boot on, but generally the atmosphere in pubs around the local area and among friends I went to school with.

"Where I grew up, you were either a Spurs fan or an Arsenal fan, so the banter was non-stop and I can't wait to play this game - bring it on!

"My education at Arsenal was a good one, but that's in the past and now I'm happy to be on the right side of north London! Probably the happiest I've ever been.

"We've gone from such a low to such a high, and the lads are so happy having won the Bolton game that we can't wait for Arsenal."