"Recently, it's got a little spicy over this France-England match.
"Wayne Rooney told me: 'I'm gonna ask to play down your flank if you get picked, Pat. Just so that I can tackle you.' That's the English spirit - no presents!"
He added: "My first six months here, they didn't get to see the real Evra. Despite that, every time I came on the pitch, I got applause. That gave me strength.
"Now things are much better and now I'm kind of the team DJ. I bring in new tunes and I create special mixes.
"I even introduced the lads to the singer who won the French 'Pop Idol', Christophe Willem - and I've heard our coaches singing the chorus on his biggest hit in French.
"It goes [singing]: 'C'est comme ca, qu'est-ce que j'y peux' (It's just like that, what can you do?)'."