Adams sounds Zokora warning

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Portsmouth assistant boss Tony Adams has warned Didier Zokora he has no future in English football if he continues to dive.

The Tottenham midfielder, who moved to England from St Etienne after the World Cup, was embroiled in a diving storm in Spurs' 2-1 win over the South Coast side at the weekend.

The Ivory Coast international fell to the ground to win his London employers a penalty despite there being clear air between himself and Pedro Mendes.

Zokora was also accused of diving in the Premiership game against Fulham and Adams now believes the Ivorian is a marked man in English football.

Indeed the Pompey assistant says Zokora must adapt to the ethos of The Premiership or risk his future in the English game.

"Good players adapt," Adams told Sky Sports News.

"But I think the way that you are highlighting it, and the way that Glenn Hoddle has called him a cheat, I think if he goes and stays in the country then he will have to adapt.

"You just can't keep doing that if you are going to stick around.

"He will be looked at in the future for sure, and if it keeps happening he will be out of the game, he certainly will.

"He won't survive in The Premiership as we know it."