Tottenham player has a pop at Manchester United’s ‘theatrical diver’

Spurs can consider themselves a touch unfortunate not to have won the Carling Cup on Sunday, and many neutrals are probably wishing they had, with the media banging on about a quadruple, quintuple, blah blah blah ever since. One of the Tottenham players has spoken out about one of his opposite numbers at Wembley, calling on him to grow up and stop flinging himself about like a rag doll.

Setanta reports that Luka Modric, arguably man of the match last weekend, was far from impressed by Cristiano Ronaldo going to ground at the merest hint of a touch. The jury is out on whether the Manchester United number seven deserved a penalty for Ledley King’s challenge on him, yet the player was instead shown the yellow card for diving.

“Look, I don’t have anything against Cristiano Ronaldo,” he informed Sportske Novosti.

“He is a great player but he is really over-reacting with all this theatrical diving.

“In England, where they talk about fairness all the time and where strong, but fair, play is everything, such things like crying and diving all the time, are even more in the spotlight.

“I really don’t know why he needs to do all this.”

Poor old Luka, he really didn’t deserve to be on the losing team at Wembley, although there are rumours that Harry wants rid of the little playmaker in the summer. Do you think that Manchester United’s number seven is bringing the game into disrepute with his constant play-acting, or does he really get fouled a lot?

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