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Mustn’t behave like stars: Evra

Ribeirao Preto: Though the atmosphere in France’s World Cup squad is better than it has been for many years, Patrice Evra knows that the guillotine of public opinion will be waiting if there’s any repeat of the troubles in 2010.

“I know that if I make the slightest of false steps, there are some people who are capable of getting the guillotine out again. I’m not crazy,” said Evra.

“I’ve been in a lot of squads, but this one is scary because everything’s going well. At the dinner table, players say ‘Pat, imagine if we all played together for the same club!’ It goes to show how they don’t want this adventure to end,” Evra added. “The team spirit is beyond reproach. But the day we start thinking that everything is easy and behaving like stars, then we’ll fail… We musn’t behave like stars…” (agencies)