You Ask The Questions: Darren Bent – "It was the biggest slap in the face to miss out on England. Theo Walcott hadn't even played for Arsenal in 2006"

Darren Bent, Tottenham
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At the very moment England begin their Euro 2020 campaign, Darren Bent will spare a thought for the players whose dreams were dashed at the last moment. While the squad prepares for kick-off, others will be sat back at home, disconsolate after missing out on selection for the tournament. Bent knows that feeling all too well: few players have been quite as unlucky as he was.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.