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How forgotten man David Bentley 'fell out of love with football'

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Still only 29, former Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, and Tottenham Hotspur winger David Bentley has spoken about how he has fallen out of love with football.

Once regarded as the answer to David Beckham's international retirement, Bentley's football career hasn't exactly gone to plan.

Without a club since leaving Spurs last June, Bentley told Des Kelly on BT's Life's a Pitch that he wasn't mentally equipped to cope with the modern game.

The further his career progressed, the more he fell out of love with a game he describes as becoming increasingly "robotic".

After initially going over to Spain for a planned three month break, Bentley has not gone back since and indicated that he doesn't intend to.

He said: "Three months happened and, my partner, she fell pregnant with twins. And it became sort of, I didn't wanna take myself away."

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