Andros Townsend has apologised to referee Mike Dean for diving during Tottenham’s draw with Chelsea.
Townsend was shown the yellow card during the clash at White Hart Lane on Saturday when he went to ground in close quarters with Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.
The winger admits that it’s something which he needs to rid from him game and also from a Tottenham fan perspective, we never want to see any of our players try and cheat and dive. It just isn’t the Tottenham way.
Earlier in the season the 22-year-old was under the spotlight for the penalty he won against Swansea City, but he feels that he did not dive on that occasion.
“It was definitely a yellow card. I deserved it,” the Tottenham winger told the press.
“You make mistakes and that dive was a mistake. I apologised to the ref. I said to him at half-time that I thoroughly deserved it and hopefully I won’t do that again.
“I have got to kick it out of my game.”
“It goes so fast, I came inside and I saw (Lampard’s) leg and I went over and he pulled (his leg) out at the last minute.
“I didn’t have time to react to that. It’s sort of instinct. People said I dived against Swansea, but if you are running that fast, with any little touch you are going to go over.”
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