Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signing David Bentley has revealed that the Spurs team deserve the stick being dished out by the White Hart Lane faithful, who spend their hard earned money to watch the North London club.
Spurs have had their worst start to a season for 96 years and are rock bottom of the Premier League without a win and only two points to show for their seven matches played in the Premiership.
England International Bentley claims that the fans are right to voice their discontent at a disastrous start to the campaign and has no complaints about the fans voicing their anger at Juande Ramos’ side.
However, Bentley believes that Tottenham can bounce straight back by picking up their first win at the Britannia Stadium against Stoke City on Sunday, with the 24-year-old midfielder claiming that Spurs might feel less expectation and pressure playing away.
“Throughout this hard start to Tottenham's season, it's the fans who have suffered most,” Bentley told ZOO magazine.
“They are the ones who pay good money, they are the ones who have the right to be frustrated and they are the ones we are trying to make proud. A lot of people have an opinion on us at the moment, but it's the fans who really matter.
“Our next league game is at Stoke and playing away might feel a little easier for some of our team right now. At home, you feel the tension on the pitch and there are those who might prefer away games, where there's less expectation.
“There will always be stick from the fans, but if you're not performing, what do you expect? Does it affect some of the lads? You'll have to ask them.”