As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Man Utd's Evra: Why worry? I come up against Messi-types every day

Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra says he's up for his personal duel with Barcelona star Lionel Messi in next week's Champions League final.

"I don't have to prepare any differently because it's Messi, because every day in training I am up against people like Rooney, Berbatov, Ronaldo and Tevez, so you know what to do against big players," said Evra.

"The only thing is, against Messi you can stop him 10 times, but if he passes you once and scores, people say, 'Evra played a poor game'. That's why you have to be focused for the whole game against him.

"I don't know if he's better this year, but he's scored more goals and has probably been more important for Barcelona. I respect him but must make sure he doesn't play well again."

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free