Bentley says his heart is at Tottenham
David Bentley has insisted it 'meant the world' to sign for Tottenham and backed the club to break into the Premier League's top four this season. The England winger completed his move from Blackburn, worth an initial £15million, late last night and has agreed a six-year contract. He told a news conference 'It means the world to join Tottenham. 'Gazza was my favourite player, all my mates are Tottenham fans and there's a piece of my heart at this club. 'I didn't think they would be interested in me and when it became available there was nowhere else I wanted to go.' Asked about the fact he began his professional career with Spurs' north London rivals Arsenal, Bentley said: 'That's in the past, I grew up through the Arsenal youth team but it's not a problem for me, all my heart is at Tottenham and all my passion will be tunnelled into doing well for Tottenham.' He immediately targeted a challenge for Champions League qualification, which would require big-spending Spurs breaking up the dominance of the division's 'big four'. 'We can do anything we want, anything we put our minds to. You've seen what Juande Ramos did last year; the fitness and level of play has risen and I want to be part of that, hopefully we'll keep progressing and doing well. 'It's all there for us - if we're all up for it it's quite possible.'