Coleman claimed it is Tottenhamâ€™s jet-heeled winger who needs protection from referees.
He said: â€śI know the finger has been pointed at Gareth once or twice but he didnâ€™t dive on Friday. He was running at great pace and the back of his heel was clipped.
â€śI know it is a big debate in the game at the moment, simulation â€“ but flip a coin and ask in a game: how many times does Gareth get booted, stopped, and the foul is not in the rules but players get away with it?
â€śIf anything you need referees to understand the way that defenders are trying to bend the rules to prevent him from doing the things he is capable of.â€ť