'We practised diving in Argentina'
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino defended midfielder Dele Alli from accusations of diving and revealed that when he was a youngster in Argentina, he and teammates even practised diving to win penalties.
Alli was widely lambasted for his theatrical fall that won Spurs a first-half penalty in their 5-0 rout of Swansea at White Hart Lane on Saturday. Harry Kane converted the spot-kick.
But on Sunday, Poche-ttino explained how when he came through the ranks at Newell's Old Boys in his native Argentina they even used to practise diving in training.
"In Argentina, yes, the people sometimes practise that, it's true," Pochettino said.