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Evra: We Never Believed We Could Win

Evra: We Never Believed We Could Win

After winning at Milan, the last thing we expected was a meek surrender at Goodison Park. However, United clearly did not have the stomach for the fight and lost 3-1 without ever suggesting during the second half that they were going to get as much as a point. Patrice Evra says that's because the players did not believe they could get the points.

'You can find a lot of excuses, but I thought we were very disappointing in all positions,` he said.

'We were all very tired after that amazing night in the San Siro but it was our mentality that lost us this game.

'It was about not believing. We did not believe enough and were not focused. We were saying beforehand that if we could win here, we could win the title.

'We didn`t, so now we have to make sure we get three points against West Ham.`

Refreshing honesty but it's a serious concern because if we can't find the motivation for a title race then we might as well throw in the towel now. Or if it was down to a lack of self-belief then I must ask: when will be believe in ourselves if not after a 3-2 win at San Siro?

The title race is almost over - can anyone see Chelsea surrendering such a commanding position? I can't - but we should at least get through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. However, after Saturday's performance, it would not be too far off the mark to suggest that Milan are the favourites...

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Date:Sunday February 21 2010
Time: 10:14PM


Not here to be a wind up, just wanted to say that the honesty (brutal at times) in this article is a refreshing change from some of the other vital articles you see not just on this board but on all boards. Keep up the good work Zae.
22/02/2010 05:07:00
Now, that would be a knee jerk reaction! We were on a high after Milan, now we are a little low after the Everton loss, both i think were unexpected results. I think we can do more on the European stage now than the domestic league.
22/02/2010 05:39:00
so wht do u guyz think will happen at sansiro on wednesday
22/02/2010 13:55:00
IF we lose or only get one point against the Hammers, then I reckon our title hopes for the seaosn are over - City CAN beat Chelski at weekend, and maybe Tevez can put one in if he comes back - then we would need to make sure we beat Chelski at OT....
22/02/2010 20:40:00
Hahaha, i like the comment about Tevez putting one in, because you know he would be desperate to help United after leaving on such happy terms.... lol. Mind you i will say that the title race will either be VERY wide open or almost totally over depending on the next few weeks results.
23/02/2010 01:06:00
Lolol - hes still mates with Evra - Im sure he will score if he plays :)
23/02/2010 19:07:00
Doesn't look likely he'll play with the premature baby situation sadly which i hope all goes well for him and that the baby is perfectly healthy, but if he does then good luck to him, may the best team win.
24/02/2010 02:34:00
hey, think you gotta give credit to us (dont want to sound like a dickhead) but everyone says how poorly man united played?? But that was down to the fact that we played great, we harrasssed and hassled you guys non-stop into mistakes and then our passing I felt was one of the best performances of the season passing wise.
24/02/2010 13:06:00
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