“My goal would’ve been more important had we got the win today. I’m happy to have scored, but also disappointed by the result because the match was ours for the taking in the first half. If we’d scored two goals before the break that could’ve been it,” began Patrice Evra.
Very much a man with a winning mentality, Evra could not hide his frustration at having dropped two points at Juventus Stadium today. The Frenchman was a key player in the draw against Sampdoria, ghosting in at the back post to score his first goal for the club and put Juve 1-0 up.
“We felt good in the first half. We spoke about it beforehand and wanted to make a great start. As it happened, we just couldn’t get that second goal and that came back to haunt us after the break. We’re disappointed, but we’re still the league leaders so we’ll just focus on the next match,” explained Evra.
The Frenchman was under no illusions that only a victory will do in the Bianconeri’s next game against Cagliari: “We must win next time out. No matter what Roma do today, we’ve dropped two points here and that’s not good enough. We need to beat Cagliari. We’ve got great character and personality so I’m sure we’ll do it,” Evra continued.
There was also time for the 33-year-old to explain his celebration, which saw him sprint over to the Juve bench after scoring: “My goal is dedicated to my sister Annette and trainer Marco Luison. He worked so hard to help me come back from injury,” concluded Evra.