Arsenal 4-4 Tottenham

Bentley: Emirates thriller my best ever night

October 31, 2008
By Soccernet staff

Tottenham midfielder David Bentley believes Wednesday's astonishing 4-4 draw against Arsenal as the best night of his career.

"It was probably the best night of my career, but I felt like an emotional wreck at the end of it," Bentley told the Daily Mirror.

"We had a team meeting before the game and Clive Allen pointed out that the keeper comes off his line and sometimes right out to the edge of his box.

"That was still in my head early in the game. The ball sat up and I caught it perfectly. When I saw it go in, I went mad. I get so emotional and that's why we all play football."

Bentley highlighted the character new manager Harry Redknapp's team showed at the Emirates as evidence they are heading in the right direction.

"We've all been criticised this season and we accept that," he continued. "Against Arsenal we conceded too many easy goals. We know that and we'll address that.

"But it's nights like that, goals like that, performances like that, that make it all worthwhile.

"We were 4-2 down but showed character, determination, fight and kept going until the final whistle. We'll get things right, keep progressing and keep getting better."