PATRICE EVRA has revealed his surprising reaction to France losing the World Cup final to Argentina.

The former Manchester United defender has given an insight into how he felt after the gripping finale in Qatar as Argentina beat France on penalties.

Patrice Evra has spoken about how he felt after watching France lose the World Cup in 2022

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Patrice Evra has spoken about how he felt after watching France lose the World Cup in 2022Credit: Getty
France lost to Lionel Messi-led Argentina back in December

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France lost to Lionel Messi-led Argentina back in DecemberCredit: AP

The team managed by Didier Deschamps overcame a lacklustre first half to draw level with Argentina and force the match to extra time.

Both Argentina captain Lionel Messi and his French counterpart, Kylian Mbappe, scored during the additional time, before Argentina ended up winning on penalties.

Four months on, Evra revealed the effect the result had on him.

Speaking to RMC, the former French international said: “I watched the match live, and I cried. I did not expect it.

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“I tell you the truth, I went to my car and I cried.”

He added: “For three days, I was in pain, and I said to myself ‘Patrice, I know you love the France team’… but it hurt me so much.

“And then, frankly, hats off to the France team.”

The defender went on to praise the French team’s star player, Mbappe, who ended up pipping Messi to the Golden Boot award for the most goals scored at the World Cup.

Evra said: “You score a hat-trick, three goals in the final, and you don’t win the final.

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“You see, it was incredible!”

He also shared his thoughts on France’s poor first half, saying he thought it was “c***”.

“What was going on… It was catastrophic.

“And then you come back, two by two- and then after you lose. There was too much emotion, too much emotion.”

The former Man Utd star, who served seven years under Premier League manager legend Sir Alex Ferguson, has a reputation for having strong feelings for the clubs he supports.

When his former club beat Manchester City in the derby in January, the pundit posted a video of himself singing a revised version of ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’, wearing a wig and a United jersey.

France captain Kylian Mbappe managed to secure the Golden Boot award during the Final of the World Cup in Qatar

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France captain Kylian Mbappe managed to secure the Golden Boot award during the Final of the World Cup in QatarCredit: Getty



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