Evra issues Suarez vow

Date published: Thursday 14th May 2015 8:11

Barcelona forward Suarez was banned for eight matches in 2011 after being found guilty of racially abusing Evra during their time at Liverpool and Manchester United respectively.

Evra insists he will put that behind him when they come face-to-face again in Berlin on June 6, but says the battle will commence competitively on the pitch.

“I am proud to be what I am, I am proud about my colour and I will shake his hand, it is no problem, but I will make sure he will feel me on the pitch,” said Evra.

Barca are favourites to win their fifth European Cup with their star front three of Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar having scored 114 goals between them this season.

But having eliminated Real Madrid to reach their first Champions League final in 12 years, Evra believes Juve have the experience to stop Barca’s progress towards a treble.

“People forget Juventus is a team with a lot of players that have already won the Champions League,” he said. “They played in other finals too, like myself, this is my fifth final.

“I believe in everything, because if I don’t believe we can win against Barcelona, I will ask the manager not to play me.”

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