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Leicester No2 Toure proud to be inspiration to Ivory Coast players

Leicester City assistant coach Kolo Toure is proud to be representing Ivory Coast in England.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City defender says he took the responsibility seriously.

"When I came here, there was no-one from the Ivory Coast in the Premier League," he told the Daily Mail

"There was nobody for me to look to for inspiration. We had players like Kanu (who is Nigerian), but not from my country. I am used to that situation, having no idol or role models. But I like the thought of trying to inspire people. They can see that things are possible.

"When I came here I felt I had to do everything properly. Because when you are the first player to come from your country, people judge every other Ivory Coast player by how you do. I was really proud of that because Didier Drogba, my brother Yaya, Didier Zokora, Gervinho and Salomon Kalou all eventually came here to express their talent."

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