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Tottenham ace Dembele: Diving rife across Europe

Tottenham midfielder Moussa Dembele hopes Lazio's players have a bit more about them than what he experienced in Europe last season.

The Spurs new boy lines up against Serie A pacesetters Lazio insisting he learned from the ridiculous red card he got for Fulham in this competition last year.

Midfielder Dembele was sent off for a gentle shove on Wisla Krakow's RADA-trained Argy midfielder Gervasio Nunez.

And he said: "I didn't have a very happy experience in Europe last year but it will be better with Tottenham. We have the confidence to go a lot further. It was not easy to take the red card.

"The guy stood on my foot and when I turned round and pushed him very softly on the shoulder, he fell down dramatically and I was sent off. I have to learn from this.

"I don't agree with people who dive to get opponents sent off. It's a bigger problem in Europe than in England."

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