El Hadji Diouf – Thriving on Diving

An example of his technique……

Some of his reasons for choosing to dive……
“Every player dives, not just me,” Diouf said. “If you see Rooney, how many times does he dive to try and get a penalty? It’s just because it’s me that people talk about it. Sometimes when I need to dive to get a penalty it’s because the best footballer is a footballer who is very clever. I don’t leave my foot there so the guy can break my leg. I need to dive before the guy comes in.”
More from that Diouf interview here and for those who want to compare technique here are Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo displaying similar skills….and then for the icing on the cake the best dives from World Cup 2006…!!

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