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Evra sends Suarez final warning

"I will shake his hand, it is no problem, but I will make sure he feels my presence on the pitch.”

Evra sends Suarez final warning

Patrice Evra has warned Luis Suarez he will make sure the Uruguayan “feels his presence” when the pair go head to head in the Champions League final.

But the defender said he would shake the Barcelona striker’s hand before the match.

Former Manchester United man Evra’s Juventus side booked a meeting with Barca in Berlin next month by knocking out Real Madrid with a 3-2 aggregate win on Wednesday night.

The pair controversially clashed when Premier League opponents, then-Liverpool forward Suarez snubbing Evra during the pre-match handshakes at Old Trafford in 2012 as they met for the first time since Suarez was banned for eight matches for racially abusing the Frenchman.

On the prospect of going up against Suarez again, Evra told reporters: “A lot of people ask me this question. It doesn’t matter. The most important thing is I play the final, you know.

“I am proud to be what I am, I am proud about my colour and I will shake his hand, it is no problem, but I will make sure he feels my presence on the pitch.”

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