Evra - I can't lose final
Patrice Evra says he is 'not allowed' to lose another Champions League final ahead of Manchester United's showdown with Barcelona.
Last Updated: 27/05/11 8:37am
Patrice Evra says he is 'not allowed' to lose another UEFA Champions League final ahead of Manchester United's showdown with Barcelona.
The full-back was part of the United team which beat Premier League rivals Chelsea on penalties in the 2008 final following a 1-1 draw in Moscow.
However, Evra was a losing finalist 12 months later when United were beaten 2-0 by Barcelona and he had previously been a runner-up at former club Monaco against Porto in 2004.
Evra is looking forward to playing in another Champions League final and is determined to ensure United are victorious at Wembley.
"I am not allowed to lose another Champions League final," said Evra.
"If I played in four finals and only won one it would be difficult to keep playing in the Champions League. Maybe I would have to ask the manager not to play me in Europe again!
"I have to win this one. It is important to keep Manchester United on top of the world."
The 30-year-old has already played his part in helping the Red Devils win a record 19th domestic title, but believes the Champions League is on a different level.
"The Champions League is the biggest trophy," he said. "Everybody in the world wants to win it.
"The Premier League title is very important of course. Winning the title is very difficult and it makes me very proud to know I have won it four times. But the Champions League is something different.
"The night of a Champions League game is magic and I can still remember the feeling when we won.
"But to lose is a very bad feeling. I don't want it to happen again."