By Danny Wright
Tim Sherwood has blasted Serge Aurier for a “stupid” moment in Tottenham’s win against West Ham on Saturday when he got himself sent off.
Spurs ace Aurier, 24, was shown a second yellow card in the 70th minute flashpoint when he hacked down Hammers forward Andy Carroll while his side were 3-1 to the good.
Slaven Bilic’s men pulled an extra goal back while the Ivory Coast international was off the pitch and came very close to nabbing a late equaliser in what was a very eventful derby clash at the London Stadium as Tottenham grinded out a 3-2 win.
Former Spurs boss Sherwood believes that his old club have got themselves a great player in Aurier, who signed from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, but is hopeful that he can minimize the controversy during his spell in North London.
“I’m not sure what the first yellow was for but the second yellow was a little bit stupid of the boy. It’s going away from him and he tackles him from behind,” said Sherwood, as shown on BT Sport Score’s official Twitter account on Saturday.
“I think that’s what you’re going to get, he’s a bit impetuous.
“He’s had a history of getting himself in trouble off the pitch so lets hope he doesn’t do that now he’s in London.
“He looks a very powerful boy, likes to get forward. He’s in the mould of a Kyle Walker, obviously Kyle Walker’s settled in the Premier League and this boy’s going to take some settling down.”
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Tottenham took home the London derby bragging rights on Saturday afternoon thanks to a Harry Kane brace before Christian Eriksen put them three goals to the good on the hour mark.
West Ham staged a promising fightback in the final stages though as Javier Hernandez and Cheikhou Kouyate scored as tempers began to flare on the pitch as six yellow cards were brandished in the final 10 minutes.
Spurs will now be without Aurier for their trip to Huddersfield next weekend due to his one-match suspension, however he is available for the Champions League clash with APOEL in Cyprus on Tuesday.
As he will miss the Premier League action next week, it is very likely that Mauricio Pochettino will name him to start for the group stage showdown.
In other Tottenham news, Eric Dier has delivered a brutally honest assessment of Spurs’ achievements.