Evra driven by final defeat
Patrice Evra has admitted that the frustration of losing to Barcelona is spurring him on to make amends.
Last Updated: 30/03/10 10:53am
Patrice Evra has admitted that the frustration of losing to Barcelona last year is spurring him on to make amends in this season's UEFA Champions League.
Manchester United were beaten 2-0 in the Rome final last May and Evra is determined to go one step further this term.
The French left-back, currently looking forward to the first leg of United's quarter-final against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, feels the pain of defeat lingers far longer than the joy of success.
"The one thing that sticks with me most about last year was the worst moment," Evra said in the Daily Mirror.
"That was the Champions League final defeat against Barcelona.
"That's what has stayed with me because I'm a winner."
Evra believes United were guilty of overconfidence going into the clash with Barca after another glorious domestic campaign.
"Barcelona won the final because they played really well," he stated.
"But even so, I'm frustrated because I feel we didn't show the real Manchester United.
"We were a bit too confident and sure of ourselves, and we were caught cold.
"True, we won the league title and the Carling Cup, but missing out on winning the Champions League again had the most impact on me.
"That bad moment affected me more than any other moment from last season."