Patrice Evra has said that he joined Marseille to confound critics and because he likes to play “where there’s s**t”.
The Stade Velodrome side have fallen upon difficult times and, though they will play in the Europa League this season, they are not considered serious contenders for the title.
Known for their fervent supporters, this is not considered to be a sufficient state of affairs and Evra admits he came because he would like to help dig the team out of trouble.
“I like it where there is s**t,” Evra told La Provence. “I’m like that, I’m not going to change, I need that. I’m going to work like a madman and soak my shirt in sweat.
“The Evra who wins everything is gone; now it’s the Evra who turns things around. I like that, that excites me.
“I chose to come to Marseille because many people told me not to come, because of the high pressure and because the fans can quickly forget.”