Evra blasts French fans

03 June 2009 12:38
Patrice Evra expressed his disappointment after France supporters booed the team off following their 1-0 friendly defeat to Nigeria.[LNB] The Manchester United defender added that the French fans could learn lessons from their English counterparts who he insists applaud their team even in defeat.[LNB]Nigeria shocked France in St Etienne on Tuesday and even with the likes of Franck Ribery, Nicolas Anelka and Karim Benzema at their disposal Raymond Domenich's side had no response.[LNB]Evra played the full 90 minutes of the match and declared that the fans whistling throughout the games is only going to have a detrimental effect on the side.[LNB]"I am disappointed with the behaviour of those so-called fans," he told skysports.com.[LNB]"They should be supporting their team instead of whistling. Manchester lost a big game at Old Trafford against Liverpool 4-1, however the fans still applaud us off the field. [LNB]"They understand there are off days in a football team's life. After that defeat we won the league."[LNB]Learning curveThe result capped off a miserable end to the season for the full-back after United lost their UEFA Champions League crown to Barcelona in Rome last week but Evra insists the team will come back stronger.[LNB]"We will be back next season stronger," he added. We did not turn up, all of us, not even a single player. [LNB]"That was our worst game ever. I am sure we will not play like that again."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports