France captain Patrice Evra was understandably distraught after their crushing 2-0 loss to Mexico on Thursday, putting France's chances of advancing in serious doubt. Though their fans saw this coming and the 2006 finalists have been dumped after the group stage as recently as 2002 (and failed to even qualify as recently as 1990 and 1994), Evra is still taking his disappointment a little overboard.
“I am deeply upset, even if it won’t change anything,” Evra said. “Tonight I feel a bit like [we are] a small football nation, and it hurts.”
Oh, Patrice. France isn't a small football nation. They just have a horrible coach.
“When you go out of the Euro in the first round, and then you are about to go out again, you really don’t want to think about football anymore,” Evra said.
I'm sure Manchester United will be happy to hear that.
“There is nothing to say except that it is a huge catastrophe tonight. I honestly didn’t see it coming,” Evra said.
Really? Even when you were shooting guns in the Alps?
But still, there's some hope! Advancing isn't totally impossible. You've gotta have faith, right Patrice?
“I’m disgusted, and we owe it to ourselves to beat South Africa,” he said. “But as for miracles, I don’t believe in them too much.”
OK, nevermind then.
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