New West Ham United signing Patrice Evra has revealed that he wants to bring a winning mentality to the Premier League side.
The French defender has had a very successful career, winning 7 league titles with clubs like Manchester United and Juventus.
He has been plucked out of the free agent pool by the Hammers, with a short stint back in his native France at Marseille brought to an acrimonious end in November 2017 when he was released and handed a seven-month UEFA ban for kicking a fan ahead of a Europa League clash.
Evra will need to shake off the rustiness of an enforced spell on the sidelines if he is to make a positive impression in east London, but he has already moved to point out that he is seeking to add a “winning mentality” to David Moyes’ ranks rather than a fleet-footed option on the left of defence.
He told the club’s official website after penning a short-term deal through to the end of the season: “The Patrice Evra of Manchester United is done. Now is a new challenge, which is Patrice Evra playing for West Ham.
“People say, ‘Why are you still playing when you have nothing to prove?’ But every day you wake up, you have something to prove to yourself. When I was working on my own, not one time was I ever thinking about retirement.
“Every day I was going to training with a lot of anger. In life, nobody gave me anything for free so that’s why I know I have to work hard. I will bring my winning mentality in every game. Even in training and in the gym, you have to have that mentality.
“For me, winning is something normal. I will do my best to bring to my team-mates that mentality.”