Harry Kane: I've never dived before and hopefully won’t ever have to

Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has claimed that he has never dived in his career after being accused of simulation in recent Premier League matches.

The England captain was criticised for a dive when he won a late penalty against Arsenal in last weekend’s north London derby.

He was also criticised for going down too easily under a challenge from Newcastle centre-back Jamaal Lascelles a week earlier, but the 26-year-old was insistent when asked if he has ever dived.

"Never and, hopefully, I don't have to,” said the Spurs 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."

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