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“If I could go back, I would represent Senegal” – Evra regrets playing for France

“If I could go back, I would represent Senegal” – Evra regrets playing for France

Manchester United legend, Patrice Evra regrets representing France, he said while recounting the slanders he received on the bad days.

Evra played for Manchester United from 2006 to 2014, before switching size to Juventus. During his time at Old Trafford, he won five Premier League titles, three League Cups and the Champions League.

The left back represented France national from 2004 to 2016, when he retired from international football.

Patrice Evra Origin

“Evra bus stop” has he was foundly called, was born in Dakar Senegal before moving to France and eventually becoming a citizen of the country.

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Evra’s National Team

Evra had the opportunity to choose between Senegal and France as he possess the right to play for either nation.

He opted to play for France and went on to make 81 appearances within the 12 years in the blue jersey.


Patrice Evra has made it known he regrets the decision he made at a young age, opting to play for France.

The former Juventus defender said he which he had played for his nation of birth, Senegal. Giving his reasons of being termed as an outcast on bad days.

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He said if when the France national team wins a match he’s happily regarded as a Frenchman but if they lost, he’ll be termed to be a Senegalese.

“If I could go back, I would choose to represent my native country, Senegal, instead of France. One of the most painful lessons I learned is that when you win, you are French; when the team loses, you are Senegalese.”

Football writer at AllSoccer. Graduate of Computer Science from Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic. Dreamt of becoming a footballer, find self writing about football.

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