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.
Read more on: france soccer

More In This Category

Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the SWC final, has decided to quit as coach, Argentine has media reported.
The Japanese referee whose decisions in the opening match of the SWC triggered a storm of controversy has hit back at critics.
Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 percent the level of amateur players.
England's dismal SWC campaign in Brazil was doubly disappointing for Britain's pub operators, prompting soccer fans to stay at home.
Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk