Man Utd legend Patrice Evra says he REGRETS playing for France and would have chosen Senegal if he could go back

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MANCHESTER UNITED legend Patrice Evra has revealed he needed to play for Senegal as an alternative of France.

In a go to to Ghana the place he met President Nana Akufo-Addo, Evra revealed he REGRETTED playing for France.

Patrice Evra earned 84 caps for France but regrets playing for them

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Patrice Evra earned 84 caps for France however regrets playing for themCredit: EPA
Evra was in attendance at the F1 Italian Grand Prix last weekend

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Evra was in attendance on the F1 Italian Grand Prix final weekendCredit: EPA

He informed Sports Brief: “If I could go back, I would select to symbolize my house nation, Senegal, as an alternative of France.

“I used to be born in Dakar however grew up in France.

“One of the painful classes I learnt with this alternative is while you play good and win, you might be celebrated as a French; when the group lose, you might be singled out as Senegalese.”

Many members of the French nationwide group have African origins, as a consequence of post-World War Two labour insurance policies which noticed an inflow of staff from French colonies to ease the post-war labour disaster.

An astonishing 87% of the French 2018 World Cup profitable group was made up of gamers who had roots based mostly in African international locations.

While Evra was not concerned in that profitable marketing campaign, he was a participant who match this class, and he has championed participant alternative for who they symbolize on the worldwide stage within the modern-day.

He stated: “We must let this younger technology know that they will nonetheless succeed playing for their authentic international locations.”

Many gamers in England’s personal set-up share twin nationality with different international locations, with the likes of Michail Antonio and Wilfried Zaha in the end selecting to symbolize Jamaica and the Ivory coast respectively.

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Now 41 years outdated, Evra was one of many world’s greatest left-backs throughout his playing profession and received an entire host of accolades at membership stage with the likes of Man Utd and Juventus.

However, regardless of making the 2016 European Championships closing, Evra was not capable of replicate this with France.


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