Kyle Walker has rejected claims he dived to win a penalty in Tottenham's 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat to Norwich.
Spurs were granted a last-gasp chance to take Wednesday's game to extra-time when Walker was adjudged to have been brought down by City defender Marc Tierney.
Clint Dempsey fluffed the resulting spot-kick but that did not stop Norwich boss Chris Hughton taking a swipe after the match at what he saw as theatrics from the England international.
"I'm from up north. I'm not going to go down softly," Walker said when asked what he thought of Hughton's assertion he had "made a meal" of the challenge.
"I thought I got a clip so I went down. It was a foul. The referee has awarded a penalty, or the linesman did. They were close enough to see it.
"If I felt I was touched then I am going to go down. That's it."
Spurs will turn their attention back to the Premier League on Saturday and, with a seemingly tough run of fixtures looming, Walker says beating Wigan is a must.
"It's massively important that we bounce back," he added. "No disrespect to Wigan, but out of the (next) three (games) this is the easiest.
"We want to get a good run in to Wigan and then hopefully that will give us momentum to get to (Manchester) City and then hopefully after the international break we can go to Arsenal and get the three points there."