CALLUM Wilson insists he is not the type of player who is “just going to dive in the box” after being booked for simulation at Leicester last weekend and hopes a VAR decision will soon “go in my favour”.

The striker was involved in two controversial incidents in Cherries’ 3-1 defeat at King Power Stadium. The first saw Youri Tielemans escape punishment for a dangerous lunge into Wilson’s ankle, which was not overturned despite consultation with the video assistant referee. The England man was then shown a yellow card by referee Peter Bankes having gone over and claimed a penalty after contact with Caglar Soyuncu.

Those decisions follow VAR ruling out Wilson’s goal for offside against Switzerland in the Nations League in the summer.

The Cherries forward could be in action again for his country tomorrow when Kosovo visit St Mary’s Stadium in a Euro 2020 qualifier (7.45pm).

Recalling the decision to book him against the Foxes, Wilson told the Daily Echo: “I’ve touched it (the ball) and the guy has obviously gone into the back of me.

“It would’ve been soft, but at the end of the day it’s a foul. Anywhere else on the pitch that’s given. The ref was quick to say it was simulation.

“I’ll see it back (but) I know what I felt. I’m not just going to dive in the box when there’s an opportunity on goal.

“I think there was a situation against Man City where I could’ve easily gone down and got a penalty but I didn’t, I stayed on my feet so it shows that I’m not one of those type of players that is just going to go down soft.

“It’s frustrating and summed up the day really.”

He added: “If you’ve seen my reaction, then you will have known what I thought of it (the decision).

“I can’t say too much, I don’t want to get into trouble about referees and stuff like that and get into that.”

Boss Eddie Howe also backed up Wilson’s claims.

Speaking after the Leicester game, he said: “I felt when Callum went down it must have been a penalty. He is not someone that dives, he never has since I’ve worked with him.

“The fact he went down, for me, it was a penalty as soon as I saw it.

“I back the player’s integrity.”

Discussing the impact of the video assistant referee so far this season following its introduction into the Premier League, Wilson said: “I have my own opinion of that.

“I can’t really say it. But I’m sure it will grow on me.”

Asked if he feels the system is favoured more towards the defensive team, the 27-year-old added: “I guess it’s used all over the pitch isn’t it really to make decisions.

“It’s just waiting for one to go in our favour to be honest, well, in my favour.”

Cherries host Everton on Sunday (2pm).