Cape Town - Tottenham striker Harry Kane is adamant
he "never" dives, after being accused of going to ground too easily in
recent Premier League games.
Kane came in for criticism after collapsing under the fairly
non-existent challenge of Sokratis during the north London derby draw
earlier this month.
The forward had attracted opprobrium for a similar situation
involving Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles, with Kane failing to win a
penalty on both occasions.
The reaction he drew in some quarters was actually to completely
ignore it, which seems in line with Kane's argument that he "never"
"Never and, hopefully, I don't have to," he said when asked by ESPN whether he dives.
"I said after the Arsenal game it's a 50/50 one, similar to the one
we got given against us at Wembley the year before. It happens in
"I am someone who uses his body well, which as a striker you have to
do at every level. On the half-way line it's a free-kick every day of
the week. In the penalty box, you don't always get it.
"People's opinions are their opinions. I wasn't concentrating on that
sort of stuff. For me, it's about doing my best on the pitch and the
most important thing is about winning games."
- TeamTalk Media