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Name Patrice Evra
Gender Male
Ethnic French
Job French Footballer
Desc A former Manchester United captain who won an astonishing five league titles during his nine years at Old Trafford

Affiliation

Org France National Team
Club as Player West Ham
  Juventus
  Manchester United

2016 10 15 Retrieve

[Juventus defender Patrice Evra compares team-mate Gonzalo Higuain with Ruud van Nistelrooy in an interview] I did not know him personally, but he goes crazy when he does not score goals. It’s in his nature. I remember a match where we were both on the bench and he did not have any nails left in the end. He told me that he simply had to score when he came on. It’s the only thing he thinks about. I remember van Nistelrooy was just like that. They are among those players who were simply put on this world to score goals. Those who cannot sleep if they do not score. And that’s perfect for Juventus

2016 10 29 Retrieve

[Patrice Evra speaks about ageing] I’m starting to see myself like a bottle of wine, you know? The older I get, the better the taste. I am a competitor and I want to play until my legs can’t do it anymore. When I see that my level is dropping, I will just retire. I am honest with myself, but at the moment I am having fun. I love to run. I’m playing every game like it’s my last

2018 02 10 Retrieve

[Patrice Evra reveals his delight at returning to the English Premier League with West Ham United] The Patrice Evra of Manchester United is done. Now is a new challenge, which is Patrice Evra playing for West Ham. People say, ‘Why are you still playing when you have nothing to prove?’ But every day you wake up, you have something to prove to yourself. When I was working on my own, not one time was I ever thinking about retirement. Every day, I was going to training with a lot of anger. In life, nobody gave me anything for free, so that’s why I know I have to work hard. I will bring my winning mentality in every game. Even in training and in the gym, you have to have that mentality. For me, winning is something normal. I will do my best to bring to my team-mates that mentality

2019 03 16 Retrieve

[Patrice Evra used his Twitter account to tease a private text message conversation with former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo after the Juventus star’s winning Champions League performance] The only person in the world that can take the pressure and be the best player in the world like Michael Jordan is Cristiano Ronaldo. Don’t try to tap the screen for his number

2019 08 03 Retrieve

[Patrice Evra tells a bizarre story about how he dealt with a foot injury earlier in his career] An opponent had stamped on my foot and damaged it badly. In the hospital I told the Monaco coach, Didier Deschamps, ‘It’s too painful. I can’t play. I can’t even walk!’ But the team needed me, so the doctors tried everything to take away the pain. Nothing worked. Then someone from the club staff said, ‘Why don’t you just go old school?’ Everyone said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘Just slide a chicken down his boot’. It sounded crazy but, you know me, I’m open minded. So I went to my local butcher. The butcher said, ‘What do you want?’ I said, ‘A piece of chicken. But just a tiny one’. He said, ‘A tiny one? How come?’ I said, ‘I’m gonna put it in my boot’. He just laughed. I went home with the chicken. I ordered new boots: one in size 42.5, the other in size 44. I passed the ball. [It] felt okay. Painful, but okay. So I ended up playing with chicken in my boot for four months. I didn’t train with it - my mother would never have forgiven me for wasting food - but before every game I would visit the butcher. ‘Morning, Patrice. The usual, yeah?’ The chicken enabled me to play so well that, in January 2006, I was signed by Manchester United