Gareth Bale does get a slightly unfair reputation when it comes to diving. He has been clipped on a couple of occasions only to see the yellow card awarded, but the winger doesn’t help himself by going to ground quite easily.
However, Bale this week demosntrated the positive side to diving, as this official Spurs video shows.
The Welshman went in goal for a sport of penalties after training, with academy player Alex Pritchard stepped up to try and score. Bale flings himself to his right and pulls off an unbelievable fingertip save to nudge the ball over the bar.
It’s just a shame that the lad is a cocky so-and-so, because he just can’t help himself. Still, great stop.