Tottenham’s Harry Kane has denied he’s a diver, following Virgil van Dijk’s comments after yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield.
Our Dutch centre-back branded the striker and his team-mate Erik Lamela ‘cheaters’ after Spurs were awarded two contentious penalties in the second-half.
But Kane doesn’t think van Dijk has the right to make such comments, claiming that not going down in such a situation would be stupid.
“I’m not going to jump out of the way – it’s football,” he told the Mirror, following Van Dijk’s accusation.
To be fair, we don’t actually think Kane took a terrible dive. He tapped it round the keeper, who slid into him. It’s a cliche, but he’s entitled to go down in such a situation – because there WAS contact. It looks more like a dive in slow motion, but Kane and Karius were sprinting full pelt. Whoever got there first ‘wins’ and the Englishman got the touch.
Lamela’s late on was a genuine dive, but the referee should not be giving that – especially after seeing it clearly and initially deciding it wasn’t worthy of a spot-kick.