Franck Ribéry, the Bayern Munich star winger, spoke about his plans for the future and he admitted that he would love to spend the rest of his playing days at the Bavarian club.
Bayern Munich managed to beat Leverkusen 3-1 away from home and the Frenchman scored the winner – shortly after the break, he made it 2-0 for the Bavarian side and with Kevin Volland and James Rodriguez scoring late goals, his goal appeared to be the winning one. After the retirement of Philipp Lahm, Ribery is the longest-serving player at the club and he wants to stay…
The former Marseille player spoke about his future as he said, according to ESPN: “My aim is to stay at Bayern Munich for as long as possible. Normally I provide a lot of assists and do a lot of dribbling — but it’s always great when you score a goal. You know when you play in Leverkusen it is always a difficult game. But after working hard in Qatar [winter training camp] we played well — although we managed to win 3-1 it was tricky as Leverkusen put us under a lot of pressure.”
Sandro Wagner made his debut for the club but he was surprised he wasn’t in the starting eleven: “I also thought I would start the game. But it’s OK, I don’t get upset. I am a very positive person. I’m back home again. I’m back at the best club in Germany and one of the best in the world. I’m a Germany international and I have a good life at the moment.”
In the end, Jupp Heynckes explained his decision not to play Wagner from the beginning: “When a new player arrives he needs a certain time to integrate and learn our system. Therefore, he didn’t start. Everyone assumed that with Lewandowski out, he [Wagner] will start but I think differently.”