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Franck Ribéry: Football is my whole life

Postby FCBayernNews » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:50 pm

The first video chat of 2012 featured a genuinely star name, as Franck Ribéry, the man of the match in last Saturday's 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg, called by the Säbener Strasse studios to take questions from FCB fans live on air. The winger was on sparkling form and even revealed a few facts about his private life. reviews the French international's fascinating chat session.

Franck Ribéry on... he started out in football: "I was walking at the age of nine months, which is very early. Even then, my dad and I played with a ball. He was a footballer, not at a very high level, but I always watched him on Saturday or sometimes when he trained. Later on, I still had a ball with me all the time, at school or out on the streets. Football is my whole life, I love it and it makes me happy."

...his best friend in the dressing room: "I get on well with everyone, but the man I have the most contact with is Daniel van Buyten. He speaks French, which obviously makes it easy for me. But in general, I have a good relationship with all the players, we all enjoy ourselves and laugh together."

...his current form: "I feel really good, and I think I put in some very good work in the training camp in Qatar. Unfortunately, I didn't play a lot in the mid-season friendlies, because the coach wanted the team for the first match in Gladbach to play together as much as possible. I then had 85 minutes against Wolfsburg, and I'm very, very satisfied. What I need now is a little more rhythm."

...the next match against Hamburg: "It won't be easy. Just over a week ago, they lost 5-1 at home to Dortmund. They have lots of problems, but they're not a bad team. We need to be very focused and aggressive. We have to fight our way to victory, because it would be important."

...the Bundesliga title race: "Four teams are in it at the moment. I think it'll remain very tough. We have to focus on ourselves and win as many games as possible. I think our toughest rivals are Dortmund and Schalke."

...Bayern's chances of reaching the Champions League final: "It's one of my biggest targets, and it would also be a dream come true. I hope we can do it, but it's incredibly difficult. As a first step, we have to win our next fixture against Basel, and then let's see what happens."

...whether he would rather play for Germany than France: "No, I'm French and I'm delighted when I play for my national team. But obviously, Germany have a great team right now, with a number of Bayern players. And soon enough, they have a friendly against us in Bremen [on 29 February], that'll be a great game."
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