Swansea boss Laudrup admits talking to Flores about play-acting

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup admits he's spoken with Chico Flores about his play-acting. The Spanish centre-half has earned a reputation for theatrical reactions to challenges.

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup admits he's spoken with Chico Flores about his play-acting.

The Spanish centre-half has earned a reputation for theatrical reactions to challenges.

"He has to avoid it," said Laudrup. "I'm of an opinion where if there is too much spotlight on a player for certain things, right or wrong, referees are human and, if a player is said to dive a lot, then when I take charge of that team I have it in my mind.

"We have seen cases, and you can say it may be fair or unfair, with Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez. We have to avoid it with Chico because if someone really does hit him, instead of it being exaggerated, then maybe the other player gets punished.

"We know how the rules are here with the cards and he knows he will be suspended after the next one and of course it's important to try to avoid that.

"Obviously the position he plays means that he will get more cards over a season than others but we have to avoid bookings for this."

 
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