Evra delighted with France call-up

Evra said: “It’s a big step in the right direction.

“It gives me great pleasure because for more than two years I have not worn the France shirt.

“I’ve improved defensively, and I’m always competing with Mickael Silvestre and Gabriel Heinze, which helps.”

He added: “I’m feel like I’m arriving as a debutant. For me I was never an international. Now, perhaps, we can have a new beginning.”

“We’ll see if I get to play, though.”