• Griezmann issues response to Ribery

    Griezmann issues response to Ribery

    The Atletico Madrid and France star says he is on “the right track” to greatness despite his compatriot questioning whether he deserves to be labelled world-class.

    Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has responded to Franck Ribery’s claims that he is not yet “world-class”, quipping that his father thinks he is the best player on the planet.

    Griezmann is among the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or after helping Atletico and France reach the Champions League and Euro 2016 finals respectively last season.

    However, […]

  • Antoine Griezmann told he’s NOT world class by former France team-mate

    Antoine Griezmann told he’s NOT world class by former France team-mate

    Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery believes Antoine Griezmann is not world class and believes the Atletico Madrid star needs to prove himself over a longer period of time.

    Griezmann has scored 63 goals in 115 appearances for Atletico, while he finished top scorer at Euro 2016 with six strikes for France.

    ‘Griezmann did a great job last season,’ Ribery told Sport Bild.

    ‘But you have to consistently show performances like that if you want to be world class. People are so quick to […]

  • Lahm warns Ribery over behaviour

    Lahm warns Ribery over behaviour

    The veteran winger made the headlines for the wrong reason after an apparent elbow in the Bavarians’ weekend win, and he was scolded by his captain.

    Bayerrn Munich skipper Philipp Lahm has warned Franck Ribery over his behaviour after the Frenchman appeared to elbow Borussia Dortmund defender Felix Passlack in this weekend’s DFL-Supercup encounter.

    Ribery escaped with a yellow card following the first-half incident, but Lahm has told the 33-year-old his actions were not acceptable.

    “I have told him that he should keep […]

  • Ribery called to order by Bayern over Guardiola attacks

    Ribery called to order by Bayern over Guardiola attacks

    French forward Franck Ribery has been called to order by Bayern Munich over his criticism of the club’s former coach Pep Guardiola as well as his conduct on the pitch.

    Ribery, currently with Bayern on their pre-season tour of the United States, has described Guardiola as inexperienced and repeatedly compared him unfavourably to his successor at Bayern, Carlo Ancelotti.

    His comments drew a sharp response from Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

    “I think there is no point in having a go at Pep Guardiola […]

  • Ancelotti sends message to captain Ribery during Bayern win

    Ancelotti sends message to captain Ribery during Bayern win

    Carlo Ancelotti calmed Franck Ribery down after the midfielder was booked in Bayern Munich’s 4-1 thumping of Inter in International Champions Cup action Saturday night.

    Bayern midfielder Ribery was impressive in the first half, scoring one goal and assisting one of Julian Green’s three strikes on the night. But while Inter struggled to handle the 33-year-old, it did seem that some of Inter’s defenders got into his head. The only yellow card of the match went to Ribery in the 26th […]

  • Bayern Munich ace Franck Ribery blasts Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

    Bayern Munich ace Franck Ribery blasts Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

    BAYERN MUNICH winger Franck Ribery has hit out at Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola for his failure to win the Champions League during his time at the Allianz Arena.

    Guardiola has joined City on the back of three straight Bundesliga triumphs, however his failure to win Europe’s top prize rankled with the Bavarian support.

    Bayern were beaten by La Liga opposition in the semi-finals of the competition in each of the Spaniard’s three years at the club, with their defeat to Atletico […]

  • Ancelotti trusts me more than Guardiola – Ribery

    Ancelotti trusts me more than Guardiola – Ribery

    The former France international delivered a veiled, yet withering, summation of his Die Roten career under the Catalan coach, lamenting a lack of trust.

    Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery says he feels “more trust” under Carlo Ancelotti since the Italian replaced Pep Guardiola as head coach at the Allianz Arena.

    Ribery made just 50 Bundesliga appearances in Guardiola’s three seasons at the helm, beset by a string of injuries and fitness concerns.

    The former France international has started all three of Bayern’s pre-season […]