Experience, leadership, talent and charisma are all words that can be attributed to Patrice Evra, but there’s one more trait that has made the Frenchman the successful footballer that he has been over the past decade with Manchester United and more recently Juventus: unwavering ambition.
A burning desire to win silverware has characterised the 34-year-old’s highly distinguished career and the left-back has in no way lost the hunger for further triumphs in the future, starting with this current Serie A campaign.
Despite making a slow start to the season, the Bianconeri’s seven-match winning streak in the league has propelled them to within just three points of table-topping Inter, and Evra stressed the need to carry this momentum into the New Year.
Speaking to Sky and Mediaset, he began: “We’re heading in the right direction. We all need to show the utmost dedication and cooperation as a team. Our objective will have been reached only once we’re crowned champions of Italy for a fifth consecutive year. This has been my view ever since the start of the season, even when things were not going well.
“This does not mean, however, that Juventus is the favourite for the title, but I’ve always kept the belief that we could achieve our goals. It’s no good panicking when things go badly, nor to be overwhelmed by enthusiasm when they go well. We’ve emerged from a difficult period, but there’s still plenty of work to be done.”