‘I do know I am not a diver, movies show that’: England Underneath 21s hero Anthony Gordon fires again at critics who declare he goes to floor too simply for Everton – and as an alternative insists he’s ‘getting kicked quite a bit’ within the Premier League
- Everton teenager Anthony Gordon insists he isn’t a diver regardless of criticism
- The 21-year-old was a shining gentle at Goodison Park regardless of their woes final time period
- He was additionally key in England’s U21s qualifying for the European Championships
- However Gordon was scrutinised at instances final season for going to floor too simply
- He as an alternative places his time spent on the ground all the way down to being kicked by opponents
Everton winger Anthony Gordon has hit again at critics who’ve labelled him a diver.
Gordon, who this week was instrumental in England’s Underneath 21s securing qualification for subsequent summer time’s European Championship, was a shining gentle at Goodison Park final season.
Everton winger Anthony Gordon has hit again at critics who labelled him a diver final season
Everton boss Frank Lampard has fiercely defended Gordon and the participant can not perceive the criticism, significantly after April’s Merseyside derby when he was denied a penalty. ‘I am not sure why people have been calling me a diver,’ stated Gordon. ‘If you look back at the games, I’m getting kicked quite a bit. I’ll take that as a praise.
‘I know I’m not a diver, movies show that. I would go down now and again however that’s as a result of I’m getting kicked. I don’t know what folks need me to do.
‘It happens to really good one-on-one players,’ he added. ‘If someone is good at that they are going to get past a lot of players and hacked down every now and then.’
Gordon, who was instrumental in England Underneath-21s qualifying for subsequent summer time’s European Championships, has been accused of going to floor too simply
However the 21-year-old as an alternative places his time on the ground all the way down to opposition gamers kicking him
In the meantime, Everton proprietor Farhad Moshiri has apologised to followers for a determined season that noticed the membership narrowly keep away from relegation within the remaining week.
Moshiri and the board got here below fireplace over the disastrous appointment of Rafa Benitez final summer time and relations solely began to enhance when Lampard was appointed to switch him.
Moshiri stated: ‘We have under-performed in what proved to be a very challenging campaign. Mistakes have been made and for that I want to apologise to all of you. It has not been good enough.
‘You have given us incredible support that helped us over the line when we most needed it, and we must repay that support and show that lessons have been learned. I am committed to securing our future success.’