Kyle Walker angered by accusation

Kyle Walker, Tottenham HotspurTottenham defender Kyle Walker has responded angrily to claims that he dived to win a penalty during the team’s Capital One Cup defeat to Norwich.

The full-back was felled by Canaries defender Marc Tierny in the closing stages of the match handing his team the opportunity to take the game to extra-time.

Clint Dempsey missed the spot-kick, but that didn’t stop Chris Hughton criticising the England international for an act of simulation.

Walker rejected this claim insisting he was the victim of a foul:

“I’m from up north. I’m not going to go down softly,” Walker told SkySports.

“I thought I got a clip so I went down. It was a foul.

“The referee has awarded a penalty, or the linesman did. They were close enough to see it.

“If I felt I was touched then I am going to go down. That’s it.”

The 22-year-old is not the first Spurs player to be accused of diving this season, with Gareth Bale also having been criticised for his willingness to go to ground.

The flying winger has been criticised for simulation on multiple occasions for both club and country in recent weeks.

Tottenham face Wigan in their next Premier League clash before taking on Manchester City and Arsenal in their following two games.

Walker is targeting a positive result against the Latics to boost confidence:

“It’s massively important that we bounce back,

“No disrespect to Wigan, but out of the (next) three (games) this is the easiest.”