“If I could go back, I would choose to represent my country, Senegal”

The former French international, born in Senegal Patrice Evra, proclaiming his love for Africa, regrets having played for France.

Selected 81 times in the jersey of the Blues, the former Manchester United player regretted his choice to defend the colors of the French national team instead of his native country, Senegal. Traveling to Ghana, Patrice Evra says he should have chosen to play for the Lions.

If I could go back, I would choose to represent my native country, Senegal, instead of France. When I was young, my parents gave me the chance to choose my national team and because I grew up in France, I chose France. But I realized later that choosing my own country became political “said the 41-year-old ex-footballer, in comments reported by Sports Brief.

Before adding that one of the painful lessons I learned with this choice is that when you play well and you win, you are French; when the team loses, you are considered Senegalese. My dream is to change the image of Africa. I really want, through my social networks, that this generation knows that they can succeed in their own country. »


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