Patrice Evra On Why PSG Keep Failing in Europe : Patrice Evra was the guest of Rothen ignites show on Thursday on RMC and the former left-back of Manchester United and Olympique Marseille talked about the failures of Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.
“I’m not surprised.” For Patrice Evra, the new failure of PSG in the Champions League, in the round of 16 after two defeats against Bayern Munich is not surprising.
Evra who won the Cup with the big ears in 2008 with Manchester United and reached the final with AS Monaco in 2004 believes he knows why the Parisians are unable to break the glass ceiling in Europe.
For the 41-year-old , the level of Ligue 1 is not high enough.
“You play so much with a cigar in your mouth in the league. I find that for Paris, it’s too easy the French championship.
On arrival, when you arrive in the Champions League , reality tells you take it by the mouth. But you’re not ready. Because you play so much with a cigar in your mouth when you play in the French league.
You’re coming to the Champions League, you can buy whoever you want, it will be complicated .”
For Patrice Evra, PSG also lacks support outside the capital:
“I played in Marseille. When Paris was in the final and they lost against Bayern, many Marseilles people celebrated. I arrived and I I said, “But are you sick or what?” We are talking about a French team.
Today, I want a French team to win the Champions League. There is only Olympique de Marseille (in 1993). We almost succeeded with AS Monaco.
Do you think that all the French weren’t behind us? In fact, I don’t understand all this jealousy and hatred. It starts from there too. The people don’t help Paris. At one point, we’re French.”
“A business show club where football is not the priority”
“It is more difficult to play in Paris than at Manchester United or Real Madrid because of the pressure and the enormous expectation”
“I have only one problem in Paris : we unpack the red carpet to everyone. You arrive, some players do not even have ten Champions League games. It was Dani Alves at the time who said to me : ‘But Pat, they’re never going to win the Champions League. You’re coming, we’re rockstars’.
In the stands, you don’t see Bernard Lamas, but Kardashians and company. It’s a show business club. Football is not the priority, no.
After Nasser [Al-Khelaïfi] loves the club, they do a huge job. But communication, when I go to see a Paris match, it’s to see a concert. I’m in VIP, champagne, petit fours… But guys, where are the old ones?
When you go to United, on the seat there is written Évra, the name of legends… There is no has not Leonardo Di Caprio who will come to see the match, we are not in Hollywood”, concludes Patrice Evra.
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