Juventus full-back Patrice Evra has fired a warning to Barcelona striker Luis Suarez shad of their meeting in the Champions League final, the Daily Mirror reports.
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Suarez was banned for eight games and fined £40,000 after being found guilty of racially abusing Evra back in October 2011, though the Uruguayan has continued to maintain that he did not use any kind of slur against the France international.
Both players have since departed the Premier League, but this week’s Champions League games have set up a meeting between the two.
“A lot of people ask me this question, it doesn’t matter,” Evra said when he was asked about facing Suárez again.
“The most important thing is I play the final, you know. 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.”
The game will also see Suarez back on the pitch with defender Giorgio Chiellini for the fist time since the World Cup, where Suarez sensationally bit the Juventus man as Uruguay took on Italy.
But Evra was keen to highlight the danger that Suarez and his teammates possess.
“They are human beings,” the French left-back stated. “People forget on Juventus’s team a lot of players have already won the Champions League. They play as well in [other] finals, like myself, my fifth final.
“You never know. I believe in everything, because if I don’t believe we can win against Barcelona, I will ask the manager not to play me.
“I think against Manchester [United] they were more as a team, a very strong team,” he continued. “Now they have like three players in the front, Messi, Neymar and Suarez, that can make the difference.
“You can be strong like in the last five, ten minutes [against Madrid] but these three players can score any time. You have to be ready.
“It’s going to be a tough game, David vs Goliath. but you never know. In football anything can happen.”