Drogba, Toure warn Serge Aurier over ‘lack of maturity’

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The 24-year-old has courted trouble lately and the former Ivory Coast internationals have charged him to brace up from his immaturity

Didier Drogba and Kolo Toure have warned Tottenham Hotspur’s defender Serge Aurier of his lack of maturity following his improper conduct recently

The right-back was sent off in his first English Premier League outing for the Lilywhites against West Ham United.

Besides, he had a few problems while at Paris Saint-Germain before he moved to Spurs in the summer.

And his compatriots have advised him to put such attitude behind him in order to be a better player.

“Serge Aurier maybe has to make those mistakes to really understand and realise what he represents,” Drogba told the Mirror.

“He’s a good person, he’s loyal, he wants to succeed. His problem is away from the pitch – he’s always given everything on the pitch.

“But you know that when there are kids who call your name and ask for autographs, you have to be careful with all your actions and gestures.”

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On his part, Celtic assistant coach, Toure said: “It’s a lack of maturity, quite simply.

“I think he must feel very bad about it. But he got carried away and didn’t realise the consequences.

“Serge is a really good guy, ask his team-mates. He’s young. We’ve all been like that. We’ve all been through that stage when we’re young, playing the hard guy.”