Evra 'scared' by French harmony

The veteran, who led a player strike in 2010, has joked that the most concerning aspect of the current side is the lack of the tension in the group
France defender Patrice Evra has joked that the most troubling aspect of the squad at the moment is the lack of unrest in the ranks.

The Manchester United left-back captained his side in 2010 and led a player strike against then coach Raymond Domenech that saw the squad refuse to depart the team bus for a training session, an incident that saw Evra handed a five-match ban.

But the 33-year-old fears no repeat of the infamous incident that eventually saw les Bleus crash out of South Africa 2010 at the group stage.

“There are no problems with egos,” he said.

“The scary thing about this France squad is that everything is fine. We feel proud to wear the shirt.”

Evra was heavily criticised in France for his role in the events four years ago but appears to have no regrets.

“In 2010, I took my role too seriously.”

"I always love myself. I know that’s a little arrogant but I loved the Pat of 2010 and I love the Pat of 2014.

"We must stop saying that I am the captain. It's Hugo (Lloris). I was captain in 2010, that is enough for me.”