Bendtner can handle pressure
Striker Nicklas Bendtner recognises it is a 'massive season' for him at Sunderland.
Last Updated: 12/09/11 1:52pm
Nicklas Bendtner recognises it is a 'massive season' for him at Sunderland as he aims to forget his disappointments at Arsenal and fill the boots of Asamoah Gyan.
The striker made his debut for the Black Cats in their defeat to Chelsea on Saturday after moving to the Stadium of Light on a year-long loan.
But Bendtner's bow has been overshadowed by Gyan's shock departure to United Arab Emirates outfit Al-Ain.
Expectations are now on the Dane to score the goals to help Sunderland up the Premier League after taking just two points from four games.
However, Bendtner told The Shields Gazette: "I can cope fine with the pressure, I just hope I can deliver.
"I want to do my best each time I go out on the pitch and score the goals which is the main thing for any striker.
"We still have good players here despite Asamoah going.
"There's always people breathing down your neck. But it's a nice feeling when people are counting on you.
"It's a massive season for me. I've not been reaching the ambitions I had with Arsenal because I was stuck on the bench.
"A lot of things happened that I wasn't happy with. I'm not going to talk too much about it because it's behind me now.
"I want to look to the future, and going here on loan for a year is a good move for me."