Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has insisted that he has never dived in his career after been accused of simulation in recent Premier League games.
The Three Lions captain was heavily criticized for a seeming dive to win a late penalty against Arsenal in the first North London derby of the 2019/20 Premier League season at the Emirates.
He was also adjudged to have gone down too easily after a challenge from Jamaal Lascelles a week earlier in the game against Newcastle United. However, when asked if he had ever dived, he refuted the claims.
“Never and, hopefully, I don’t have to,” said the forward, as reported by ESPN
“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 football.
“I am someone who uses his body well, which as a striker you have to do at every level. On the halfway 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.”