VIDEO: Watch and learn, Gareth Bale
1:23pm Friday 8th February 2013 in Sport
Gareth Bale's taken a bit of flak recently.
Pilloried in the sporting press for his tendency to take a tumble, his undoubted talent is rapidly becoming overshadowed by his Klinsman-esque hijinks. What is it about Spurs players?
Gary Neville disgarees, of course. Now a 'respected pundit', Neville seems to think there's nothing wrong with Bale hurling himself to the turf every time someone so much as treads on his laces. "If you don’t like Gareth Bale diving, go and play the violin, play the recorder,” the former Man Utd and England full back said. Thanks for that Gary.
But Bale's critics are missing the point. The problem is not that he dives at all, but his poor technique. Despite the young Welshman being a world class player, a world class diver he is not. Not yet, anyway. Not like this unnamed FC Copenhagen player. Watch and learn Gareth. This is how it's done.