Even if Patrice Evra switches back to his old home Old Trafford, he will have a different role this time as the bosses at United want his contribution only off the field and not on it.
Evra’s coaching services have been sought by the Red Devils’ top brass, but, the Frenchman has not given a nod to it yet.
The reason Evra has not committed to this new offer on the table is the uncertainty that he is in regarding his playing career.
The veteran defender can’t quite make up his mind if it’s the right time for him to stop playing and start helping the emerging younger generation.
Even though he is comfortably past his best, he still finds himself to be chased by some clubs who want to have him as a player; West Ham for example is after him. Continue reading “Patrice Evra may Switch back to Old Trafford but in Different Position”
Former Manchester United player Patrice Evra sent a heartfelt message to families of the 71 Chapecoense plane crash victims through a video he posted online.
The Juventus defender joined to send messages to families of the victims – an incident that has moved world football.
The incident happened on Monday, immediately plunging 71 families in grief while shocking the football world. La Mia 2933 was carrying a Brazilian football team – Chapecoense – that had enjoyed a fairy tale story in the build-up to a regional final game. The plane crashed into a mountainside after it ran out of fuel.
The 77 persons on the plane included the football team, 24 journalists, and club officials. The football team was poised to play Atletico Nacional for the Copa Sudamericana. Only six people survived the crash, but are in terrible conditions following the crash.
“Hi, I just wanted to share with all of the wives, families and children that have lost their partners in this great tragedy. So Instead of just posting a picture on my Instagram, I ask that everybody can help these families in their prayers, with their support and also financially. God bless all these men and women. Amen,” the player’s message read.
Brazil have reportedly asked that Columbia play a friendly game in a bid to raise funds for families of the crash victims. The friendly match is slated for late January, even though the date is a tight one.
“But we don’t know if they will be able to come because of the dates. But a friendly will take place, against someone else if not Columbia, probably on either January 22 or 25. The proceeds from the match will be sent to the families of the players, the staff and those involved with Chapecoense who died in the crash,” a statement about the game read.
Juventus have had one of the most successful few years in club football.
They have retained the local league in Italy – the Serie A – for years now. Despite relative problems in advancing in Europe, they have not done too badly as they reached the Champions League final in 2015.
The club added players to its ranks in a bid to consolidate on the successes. Whilst they are not doing too badly, there have been a few stumbles and the team members have admitted it.
Fullback Patrice Evra pointed out that the team was taking its time as they were gelling.
“At the end of the day, it’s the objective that counts, which is to win the Scudetto and Champions League. As [Max] Allegri said, it’s not as if we’re going to achieve that today or tomorrow.
“I do agree that our style of football can be criticized. I want to win, in a calm way and that means controlling the game. We mustn’t think ‘oh we won and that’s the most important thing,’ then go out to laugh and joke in training,” Evra said.
He admitted that the new additions would require time for the team to be a cohesive unit. Continue reading “JUVENTUS PLAYERS ADMIT TO ISSUES IN CAMP”
Juventus star Patrice Evra says that he is keen on winning the Italian Serie A title this season.
The French international may have recently overcome the disappointment of being left out of the French squad for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers by focusing on his club career with Juventus. Evra has had an immensely successful career playing for the likes of Monaco, Manchester United, and now, Juventus. He has won league titles in plenty, but it seems that the veteran is not satisfied even now. After having been consistent title winners since the days of Antonio Conte, Juventus have been continuing their success under Massimiliano Allegri.
After having sealed a fifth consecutive title last season, the club are targeting more success this time around. It will be harder than ever as they have lost Paul Pogba in the centre of midfield. The French international has been a major reason towards the club’s recent successes. Juventus certainly do not have the invincibility that they enjoyed a couple of seasons ago; it is a fact demonstrated by the club’s loss against Inter Milan in the league. Ahead of the next match against Sassuolo, Evra claims that Juventus to be extremely aware of the opposition who managed to get a 1-0 win in this fixture last season.
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Juventus release another player this summer to Cagliari. Juve released the player on a three year contract for an undisclosed fee to the newly promoted Serie A club.
Cagliari made the confirmation of the deal, after reports in Italy announced the transfer between both clubs, on Wednesday.
The Chile international is up to 28 years old, but he was impressive when he was on loan at Olympique de Marseille and when he was on national team duty. Isla helped Chile to their second successive Copa America title, after seeing off South American stronghold Argentina twice in two years via penalty shootout. Isla featured in the finals played in United States this year.
Isla started his footballing career in Chile at Univesidad Catolica before moving to Italy to play at Udinese. He moved to Juventus in 2012 and was part of the title-winning team but he fell out of favour under Massimiliano Allegri. He was shipped out on loan to Queen Park Rangers in England for the 2014/2015 season but he could not offer much help as they were relegated from top flight football. The Serie B champions wanted a player with Serie A experience but within their budget, and Juventus were happy to let the player go. He could feature when Cagliari begin their Serie A campaign against Genoa on August 21.
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Patrice Evra might have been a public enemy at the time when Euro 2016 started, but the recovery story of France sees him to have become the leader of the national team by the time they reached the finals in Euro 2016.
He had been a controversial figure in 2010 in the World Cup with his rebellious attitude. However, he has matured since then and grown to be a wise head in the game and for his team members. This current tournament definitely saw him in a new avatar and he took on a leading role for the team
that was much responsible for the success that the country saw this time.
The journey has been a remarkable one for the player. Though the team did not win the finals the journey to the finale of this international tournament has definitely seen much contribution from this defender of the France team. It has been six years since he has come back from being considered an enemy for the team to be a leading player of the same. At the age of 35 Evra has definitely lost the hot headedness or some of it which he exhibited in the 2010 tournament. The finals against Portugal will help him win the 80th cap. He would have probably earned much more over the years as did his contemporaries like Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane and others if he had been able to reign in his temperament earlier in his career. Continue reading “Patrice Evra And His Contribution To France”