Evra: No problems with egos

2014-06-19 13:12
Patrice Evra (Supplied)
Patrice Evra (Supplied)
Cape Town - Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has joked about the harmony in the current France squad currently campaigning at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The 33-year-old was the instigator of a player strike at the 2010 edition South Africa against then-head coach Raymond Domenech, which resulted in the full-back serving a five-match ban and being stripped of the team captaincy.

Evra is now able to laugh about the incident in relation to the current mood in the squad, saying: "The scary thing about this France squad is that everything is fine."

The experienced left-back added that he does not expect a repeat of the events of 2010, which saw the 2006 finalists crash out in the group stages without a win.

"There are no problems with egos. We feel proud to wear the shirt," he continued.

"In 2010, I took my role too seriously. I always love myself. I know that's a little arrogant but I loved the Pat of 2010 and I love the Pat of 2014.

"We must stop saying that I am the captain. It's Hugo (Lloris). I was captain in 2010, that is enough for me," he concluded.
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