At 34, despite his injury troubles the last couple of years, he feels fit and healthy enough to continue playing for at least two more seasons. Playing though, is not his only motive. Winning the Champions League again is his main one.
I want to win the Champions League once again. That is my dream. That is my adrenaline, my motivation
Franck Ribery told Bild, talking about things he still wants to accomplish before ending his career.
I can’t say if that’s my last season. I am fit and healthy. I can play two, three more years. I love football. I don’t want to sit at home, I want to play
the Frenchman said. As for where he could be next year, same days, he didn’t rule out leaving Bayern, after a whole decade there.
I would love to retire at Bayern. I would love to stay here until the end of my career, but a move abroad is also in the back of my head
the 34-year-old winger said. Last, Ribery was asked about Carlo Ancelotti, his coach at Bayern, and how he feels about getting benched every now and then.
I always want to play. I am always hungry, I always want to win. But I know by now that I sometimes need a break. I can understand being benched after three or four games. We have a good relationship. We are straightforward. If we have to talk, we talk. Calm, normal. If he wants to tell me that he wants to bench me the next day, he approaches me