Patrice Evra: Former Man United defender says Premier League is 'exciting' but 'tactically limited' after Juventus beat naive Man City

Italian teams are 'better prepared tactically'

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Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has aimed a dig at the Premier League's elite.

Evra was a solid presence for Juventus as the Italian champions came from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad on Tuesday night.

The French defender believes that English team's are naive on big European nights, despite being the most "exciting" to watch.

"The Italian teams are better prepared tactically and that makes the difference in the Champions League," Evra told L'Equipe.

"City is perhaps the best English team but the Champions League, it is something else.

"The Premier League is the most interesting championship to watch, but is tactically limited."

Evra's former club also lost 2-1, to PSV Eindhoven, after going a goal in front.

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