Darren Bent committed to Aston Villa despite Christmas shopping on Sunday
Aston Villa were pretty toothless in attack against Liverpool, with Darren Bent and Gabriel Agbonlahor both missing for the home team.
December 20th, 2011
The latter was at Villa Park to witness the 2-0 defeat against the Reds, although Bent was advised to stay at home and the striker did this until the latter stage of the match where the player decided to do some last-minute Christmas shopping!
Bent has apologised if anyone thought it disrespectful to be browsing the shops while his team laboured to defeat, although he has reiterated his commitment to Aston Villa and is looking forward to making an impact during the second half of the campaign.
Bent said: “I can assure the Villa fans that I’m committed to the football club and I love playing for Villa.
“I am passionate about Villa and playing here and I want to score goals for the team to do my best for the Villa fans.
“People sometimes forget where Villa were in the Premier League table (near the bottom) when I came here when Sunderland were sixth at the time.
“But I wanted to come here and achieve things and that has not changed.”
Bent added: “I’m fully committed to the club. With January coming up there is always going to be rumours.
“I moved last January and, with this whole thing (going shopping) over the weekend, these things quickly grow out of proportion.
“But I just want to reiterate, I’m fully committed to the football club.”