'For now...no' - Exclusive: Darren Bent slaughters West Ham boss
Darren Bent has shot down the suggestion from West Ham chief Karren Brady that the Premier League should be ‘null and void’ amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
The former Tottenham and Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that cancelling the season would be the “worst, worst, worst-case scenario.”
My point was safety of fans, players, staff come 1st & if the remaining games just cannot be played the only fair & reasonable thing is to declare season null and void. Who knows who would have gone down or come up if the PL/EFL games have not actually been played in full? 2/2 https://t.co/JTQukQv30Y
— Lady Karren Brady (@karren_brady) March 15, 2020
However, Bent insists that the season must be completed, highlighting how it would cause a major issue all through the divisions if it was to be scrubbed completely.
“I think that it’s very much self-interest,” Bent told Football Insider.
“I get what she’s saying, null and void, I get it because she obviously doesn’t want her West Ham team to get sent down but it can’t be null and void because what about the teams who are vying to come up?
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“That has to be the worst, worst, worst-case scenario where it’s not going to come back, not a lot we can do, then you do that. For now, straight away, no.
“I do wonder, if West Ham were pushing for the Champions League spots, would she still have the same outlook on it? I don’t think so.”
West Ham currently sit 16th in the Premier League, level on points with Watford and Bournemouth in 17th and 18th respectively.
Four points is all that separates Aston Villa in 19th and Brighton in 15th, with basement club Norwich a further four points adrift.
In other West Ham news, Alan Hutton claims a senior star may be a “priority” signing for a Premier League giant.