Bent praises unselfish Young
Saturday, 08 October, 2011
England goalscorer thanks former Villa team-mate for assist.
Darren Bent is already looking forward to UEFA EURO 2012 after helping the Three Lions on their way with England’s second goal in the 2-2 draw in Montenegro.
“It’s a massive achievement for the country,” said the Aston Villa striker, who made it 2-0 after 31 minutes before the home side fought back. “It’s been difficult at times, but I thought we played well in difficult circumstances, we got the job done and now we can look forward to the Euros.
“It was hostile and the fans made it a good event. The stadium was tight, the pitch was quite tight so it made it difficult at times to play the way we like, but we got the job done. We played well enough on the night to get the result, unfortunately it wasn’t all three points.”
Bent’s goal was a tap-in from close range after unselfish work from Ashley Young, scorer of England’s first goal, and he was quick to give credit to his former Villa team-mate.
“It’s got a lot to do with him,” said Bent.
“Every time I make a run or get into the box, he seems to find me. Part of him probably wanted to shoot, but to be fair to him he made the pass. Luckily enough I stuck it away and was happy to get a tap-in and even happier to be on the way to the Euros.”