Juventus defender Patrice Evra has claimed he will shake hands with Barcelona star Luis Suarez before the Champions League final despite the racism row between the two while they played for Manchester United and Liverpool, reports Sky Sports.
The pair infamously fell out over an incident where the Uruguayan racially abused his French counterpart. In the aftermath of his ban for the unacceptable behaviour the Anfield hero refused to shake hands with the opposition left back before a game with the Red Devils. Although the duo did shake hands in a subsequent fixture between the sides there had still been some doubt about whether they would at the Olympiastadion.
The Bianconeri ace also revealed that he isn’t bothered about making an impact on Suarez as he wants to make a difference against the whole Blaugranas side.
He said: “I will shake his hand – I am a professional. Like I’ve said many times, I’m proud of my colour and it doesn’t matter. I’m playing against Barcelona, I’m not playing just against Luis Suarez.
“Every player in the team, they will feel me, because I will play a really important game.”
Evra will have to make sure he plays well in the encounter on Saturday night as he will likely be up against four time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi on his side of the pitch. The Camp Nou hero has been in brilliant form throughout the season, scoring 58 goals in 59 appearances and five in his last three games. Whether he is allowed to stamp his mark on the game could decide who wins the most prestigious club competition in Europe.