Bent not interested in stardom
Darren Bent insists there is no 'I' in team, as Aston Villa continue their fight against relegation.
Last Updated: 03/04/11 3:49pm
Darren Bent insists there is no 'I' in team, as Aston Villa continue their fight against Premier League relegation.
The England international has no doubts about the club's battling characteristics under Gerard Houllier, despite remaining just two points above the drop zone.
Bent is key to Villa's survival hopes after proving his goalscoring capability for England last weekend in the victory over Wales at the Millennium Stadium.
The striker also underlined why Houllier was prepared to pay Sunderland £24million in the January transfer window when he scored twice in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Everton.
But Bent is not interested in personal glory after Leighton Baines' late penalty earned Everton a point, as the forward said: "It was a good game in Cardiff and this was a good performance in the second half, but it was unfortunate for us we couldn't get all three points.
"It is not really about me being the star. It is about us being a team, picking up the points and trying to move up the league."
There have been reports of a dressing room revolt by players against French manager Houllier at Villa.
And the crisis looked like deepening when Leon Osman punished Villa for a sluggish start at Goodison Park, but Bent turned the match with a second-half double.
The 27-year-old said: "It was a good result. It was a disappointment after how hard we worked in the second half, coming out of the blocks as fast as we did.
"But the main thing is we picked up a point and we will kick on.
"It didn't look like a penalty and we are disappointed with that but it is part of football and you have to deal with it.
"We believe in our ability and if we keep playing well and showing the kind of performance we did in the second half, I am sure we will be fine."