‘I can still play for a big club’: Franck Ribery insists he can still play football at the top level after he called time on his 12-year stint at Bayern Munich
- Franck Ribery ended his Bayern Munich career at the end of last season
- Frenchman spent 12 years with Bavarian side and is searching for new challenge
- The 36-year-old winger believes he can still play for the world’s best clubs
Franck Ribery believes he still has what it takes to play for a ‘big club’ after calling time on his trophy-laden spell with Bayern Munich.
The 36-year-old joined the Bavarian side in 2007 and made 425 appearances in all competitions, while netting 124 goals.
Most notably, Ribery helped Bayern win 23 trophies during his 12-year stint which included nine Bundesliga titles and the Champions League in 2013.
Former Bayern Munich man Franck Ribery says he still has what it takes to play for a ‘big club’
The 36-year-old is now without a club but insists he is able to play at the top level.
‘I’m still hungry and I think I can still give things,’ Ribery told L’Equipe.
‘As long as I think that I have a high level in my head and legs, I’ll go for it.
‘I’ll never cheat. I can still play for a big club… Let me think… I want to play for two more seasons.’
Premier League new-boys Sheffield United were audaciously lining up a bid to bring Ribery to England but he may take some convincing.
Ribery helped Bayern win 23 trophies during his 12-year stint at the Bundesliga giants
Ribery reveals he has big-money offers everywhere but he is still looking to test himself.
‘I’ll have money everywhere, but I want the challenge,’ he added.
‘I think I can still handle a great challenge.
‘When I arrived, Bayern were sitting at 14th place in the Bundesliga and weren’t in the Champions League. Twelve years later, I left with 23 titles.’