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Franck Ribéry

‘I think we have a fantastic team here’

Nicely timed to coincide with Bayern’s final push for the treble, Franck Ribéry has rediscovered his best form. “I think that was one of my best games of the season,” the France superstar told after the cup final victory over Werder Bremen. Ribéry, who made the score 3-0 in the 63rd minute with a coolly-taken finish, spoke of his delight at the goal and the team’s success in Berlin.

Interview: Franck Ribéry Franck, congratulations on winning the double. What’s your take on the final?
Franck Ribéry: “We’re delighted about winning a second trophy of the season. We’ve won the trophy for the club, the fans, and for ourselves. We were magnificent tonight, we’ve won 4-0 against a very good Werder Bremen team. We’re overjoyed.”

Are you happy with your performance tonight?
“Yes. I think that was one of my best games of the season, and I scored too, which is a real confidence-booster. It's good news for me. But the whole team and the club have done exceptionally well this season. Now, we just have the meeting with Inter in Madrid. That won’t be easy.”

Are you still hopeful of playing in Madrid?
“I have to keep believing. We’ll wait and see what the CAS decides.”

How much do you enjoy playing alongside Arjen Robben?
“I enjoy playing with him, but also with all the other players. I think we have a fantastic team here. We enjoy ourselves a lot, and we can be satisfied with the season. But it's not over yet, we could still win a third trophy. We’ll go for it, and then there’ll be a huge party.”

Was your goal today a special one for you personally?
“I’d not scored for quite a while, so yes, I was delighted to score today.”

You seem very content at the moment, both personally and with your overall situation. What would finally persuade you to sign a new contract?
“Bayern is a huge club, one big family. I hope I make the right decision for me and my family.”