Friday, December 18, 2009

Evra ready for Beckham

Patrice Evra gives us his view on the last 16 draw with Milan, and the prospect of playing against ex-Reds star David Beckham...

It’s not an easy draw because Milan have a lot of experience in the competition. We just need to remember what happened against them in 2007 and make sure we use that experience to win the two games.

I remember it was a very frustrating tie. We won 3-2 at home but we didn’t play very well. In the second game I was suspended and watched it on TV. It was very difficult to see my team lose 3-0 in that way, but after that game we had more experience and we won the Champions League the next year.

I am happy for David Beckham because he did a lot for United and I know he wanted to play again at Old Trafford. I will say 'welcome home' to him but I will make sure he doesn’t have an easy game! I like him because I have met him and he is a good person, a real gentleman. He’s a professional and that is why Milan wanted him. I like that type of player and he has one of the best right feet in the world. However, I will try to make sure he has a bad game!

I’m sure all his old team-mates who are still here are looking forward to welcoming him back, but I’m looking forward more to playing against Milan rather than just Beckham, because Milan are much more than one man. When we played Barcelona everyone asked me about Messi, but I was thinking about their whole team.

We are confident that we can reach our third final in a row. Our aim is to win it every year. I remember my target was to win the Champions League at least three times in my career. I’ve already won it once but I’ve also lost two finals. I’m still upset at losing those finals, especially last year. I will try to use my anger to make sure we get there again, but this time go one better and come back with the trophy.

Source: RedView
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