Bent eyes exit to achieve World Cup dream

Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent has admitted he will consider leaving Spurs in the summer if he feels his chances of making Fabio Capello's 2010 World Cup squad appear in jeopardy. The 25-year-old front-man has struggled to establish himself in Harry Redknapp's starting XI, with his task made harder by the return of both Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane to White Hart Lane in January. And although Bent is the club's top-scorer this season - netting 16 times in 41 appearances for the North London outfit - he has revealed he may leave for pastures new at the end of the season if a regular first-team place cannot be guaranteed next term. “No-one likes to sit on the bench. I’ll have to see what happens and take it from there. My season has been up and down," he said.

“The end of the season is coming and we’ll have to see what happens after that. I would like to have played more game and scored more goals.

“If you don’t play for your club regularly, you won’t play for England. As long as I can keep working hard and scoring goals, hopefully I’ll be in there."

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