"It is always nice to find the net in your first game and get rid of the nerves," considered Darren. "If you do go a while without a goal it can be a worry, but I was delighted with the goal and was also bought down for the penalty, so I am happy," he added, before looking back on his cool finish on the run just after the interval.
"Yes, but I missed probably an easier one shortly after. It is a case of blowing away the cobwebs and I am looking forward to the next game.
"It was fantastic to pull on the shirt, I was a bit nervous before the game when we were warming up, but it is all part and parcel of it. I enjoyed the game and getting off the mark makes it special."
Darren was paired up with Robbie Keane in the 3-1 victory and the captain on the day made something of an impression on the new boy.
"Robbie is brilliant and I have known that for a long time. He is just one of the great strikers at the club and that is why I wanted to come here and be part of it."
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Darren Bent was thrilled to get off the mark in his first game in a Spurs shirt against Stevenage Borough on Saturday.Even though it was only the opening encounter of our pre-season schedule at Broadhall Way, finding the net on the occasion clearly meant a lot to our recent signing from Charlton Athletic.