“Everyone wanted their skin”: Evra tells of the Gourcuff malaise in Knysna

Exceptional guest of the show “Rothen s’ignite” this Thursday on RMC, on the occasion of the release of his autobiographical book “I love this game”, Patrice Evra came back the complicated story between Yoann Gourcuff and the France team.

A wasted talent. Long promised to an immense career, to the point of being considered by some as the natural successor of Zinédine Zidane, Yoann Gourcuff will not have had the influence announced and hoped for . Blame it on repeated injuries. And at a pressure perhaps sometimes too hard to bear. After experiencing the heights with the Girondins, with this fabulous hat-trick in 2009 (French championship, League Cup, Champions Trophy), the elegant playmaker has chained the galleys and dragged his spleen in club, at OL, as in selection. His story with the Blues was particularly complicated. Many things have been said and told about his discomfort in the France team and his strained relationships with certain teammates.