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Bentley: 'Let's show what we're made of'

Posted on 18 February 2009  - 12:00

David Bentley is hoping we go out and play the way we know we can against Shakhtar Donetsk on Thursday.

Bentley: 'Let's show what we're made of'

David Bentley is hoping we go out and play the way we know we can against Shakhtar Donetsk on Thursday.

We travel to the Ukraine for our UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie with the midfielder hoping a victory and a good performance will help us gain momentum on all fronts.

‘Bents' is all too aware of the quality of opposition we will be up against on the night - as well as the extreme conditions - but does not believe this should stand in our way if we play to our full potential.

"We are eager to impress still. It is another game that we want to win to give ourselves confidence," he said.

"We've looked at their team. They look very good with some talented players. They pass it out from the back quite a lot so it is not going to be an easy game.

"But if we play with a Premier League tempo we can break off them trying to play it from the back.

"We want to get back to enjoying our football and playing well and that is what we will be looking to do.

"If you want to win a tournament you have got to beat the best teams and that is what we have to do.

"It is all about what happens on the night. If we are committed enough and we play our football and everyone expresses themselves and we play as a team then we will beat them

"Apparently it is four degrees below freezing out there. But I think you adapt to your surroundings."