Patrice Evra urges Jamshedpur FC to win Indian Super League 2018-19
Written by: Neelav Chakravarti
In a cheerful video the Les Bleus legend expressed his support for the Men of Steel and their new talisman Tim Cahill.
Former Manchester United and France skipper Patrice Evra recently sent a message to Jamshedpur FC, wishing them luck for the current Indian Super League season. Featuring in a video recording for the Tata Group-owned outfit and their marquee signing Tim Cahill, the 37-year-old in a high-spirited manner began by saying, “Jamshedpur! I will call you JAM! So, I wish you good luck because my brother Tim is playing with you guys. So, make sure you feed him and he is good in health like me.”
My brother @Evra you are the man and I cant thank you enough for this special message for my team @JamshedpurFC they're so happy that a legend like you made time to share your support for the beautiful game. We both jump like kangaroos ???????? Be humble and I LOVE THIS GAME #jams pic.twitter.com/soiHeo7l50— TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) September 23, 2018
The Men of Steel bought in the Aussie legend prior to this season – in the summer – as their headline foreign signing. He has already made his debut in pre-season, in his side’s victory over Spanish side Mostoles Balompie.
The former Marseille captain went on to express his goodwill for the Jharkhand-based outfit and the sport in general, “I wish you well, be strong and make sure you win the league. And don’t forget guys, I love this game.”
The Men of Steel entered the ISL fold last season and played their first match against NorthEast United on 18th November 2017. They were one of the best defensive sides during the campaign. The team had a slow start, but soon raised their game under the guidance of veteran Englishman Steve Coppell. Although, they failed to find the back of the net in their first three competitive fixtures, they still came close to making it to the playoffs in their maiden campaign. After finishing fifth last season, the side have made quite a few additions to their squad this year like Cahill and coach Cesar Ferrando.
Evra is considered by many as a legend, due to his iconic performances for Manchester United, Juventus, Marseille and the French national team on the left side of the field, primarily as a left-back.
In his glittering career, the former Monaco player won 21 team titles, including five Premier League trophies, two Serie A Cups, and a Champions League crown too. Individually, he was part of the UEFA Team of the Year and FIFPro World XI in 2009, amongst many other achievements. He was a part of France’s Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup, Euro 2012, Brazil 2014, and Euro 2016 squads. Interestingly, in South Africa, he was stripped of the captaincy for leading a mutiny against the French Football Federation and then manager Raymond Domenech.