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|Date/Time:||Mar 25, 2011, 21:00(GMT)|
|Competition:||UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying|
|Venue:||Stade Josy Barthel (Lëtzebuerg (Luxembourg))|
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Luxembourg Vs France: Patrice Evra Determined To Make Things Right Again
Patrice Evra has admitted that he will forever 'live with the scar' of his role in France's dismal showings in last summers FIFA World Cup although he is determine to make up for it.
Evra is determined to do make things right again with the Les Bleus
The Manchester United left-back was the captain of France during last summer's World Cup where they were massively hit some internal crisis within the team. He was then subsequently suspended for five games following his role in France's overwhelming scene of indiscipline.
However, the French defender was finally called up by Laurent Blanc last week after a nine-month exodus from the French National Team. While Evra insisted that he will forever be ashamed of that incident in South Africa, he is determined to do his best for the Les Blues from now onwards.
''You can ask anyone, I was a good captain,'' said Evra.
''Besides, I have been very well received (back into) the group. Until the World Cup, I had always behaved well. I do not think any of you had heard that Evra was creating problems.
''I think I shall always live with that scar, but I want to go ahead and build a new story, much better than the previous. I want to be a solution, not a problem.''
'I do not want my supporters not want (to view) me as has been written. I want to be seen as someone who wants to invest for the future. As a single player, without status.''
Confirmation of Evra's recall to Blanc's squad was followed by a meeting between the two, which the United defender claimed was ''a beautiful and frank discussion''.