Harry Kane directly responds to claims that he is diving in the Premier League

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, is certainly bang in form when it comes to scoring goals at the moment after his hat-trick for England this week.

However, he has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons of late, especially after the matches against Newcastle and Arsenal in the Premier League.

In the former, Spurs were desperate for a goal at home to draw level with Newcastle when he was brought down late on by Jamal Lascelles. However, even with VAR intervening, it was deemed not to be a penalty.

The same thing happened again in the North London Derby, as Kane hit the deck late on when the scores were 2-2 after Sokratis bumped into him from behind.

However, the ref and VAR judged that Kane went looking for the contact and no penalty was given yet again.

When asked what he thought about people accusing him of diving, Kane dismissed it and claimed that he just uses his body well.

Kane said (Yorkshire Post): “I haven’t heard much of that.

“From my point of view I said after the Newcastle game it was a clear penalty, after the Arsenal one it was a 50-50 one, it was very similar to one they got against us at Wembley the year before.

“It happens in football. I am somebody that uses their body well, which as a striker you have to, at every level.

“On the halfway line it’s a free-kick every day of the week but in the penalty box you don’t always get it.

“People’s opinions are people’s opinions, it is not something I am concentrating on, it is for me doing my best.”

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