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Warnock warns squad over Premier League divers: “Try not to breathe on them”

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Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has hit out against the Premier League’s top players for their diving antics

The Bluebirds will take on third-place Tottenham later today hoping to build on last Saturday’s 1-0 win at Leicester City.

Victory over Mauricio Pochettino’s side will move Cardiff six points above the relegation zone.

But, for Warnock, top players getting away with diving in the area is becoming a growing concern with Spurs striker Harry Kane being booked for diving in their 3-1 defeat to Wolves at the weekend.

Meanwhile, the manner in which Mohamed Salah won penalties against Newcastle and Arsenal over the past week has also raised eyebrows.

“It’s so difficult to see diving, you can’t blame referees,” said Warnock, according to Evening Standard.

“I say to my players about the top players ‘try not to breathe on them’.

“I said that before the Manchester United game, if they get in the box ‘Don’t breathe on them at all’ because they’ll be down.

“That’s how it is nowadays.”

The Cardiff and Spurs match will begin at 18:30 (CET) today.