Franck Ribery says he is now over the disappointment of missing the World Cup and is ready to help Bayern Munich win more silverware this season.
A long-standing back injury meant Ribery missed out on the chance to inspire France in Brazil, a tournament that could have marked the highlight of his career due to him currently appearing to be at the peak of his powers.
However, it wasn’t to be but he is now nearing fitness again and has been extremely impressive for the Bavarians so far in pre-season.
Bayern once again look set to dominate the Bundesliga this term and the signing of striker Robert Lewandowski will only help the likes of Ribery, Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller flourish.
However, it is in Europe where Pep Guardiola’s men have some questions to answer as, despite being the 5.00 to win the Champions League, they were totally outclassed by Real Madrid at the semi-final stage earlier this year.
Ribery admits missing the World Cup hit him hard but he is now ready to make up for his upset by starring for Bayern at both home and abroad.
“It was obviously a massive disappointment for me,” he told the Bundesliga’s official site. “Injuries are something you can’t avoid, but to get one just before a World Cup was really tough to take, especially as I was in great form and had been looking forward to Brazil for months.”
“It’s all fine now, though. I don’t want to think about it anymore; I’m looking forward and excited about the new season.”