19 October 2014 15:09
Franck Ribery is feeling no ill-effects after playing his first game for Bayern Munich in over a month following a knee injury.
The France winger came on as a second-half substitute as the Bundesliga champions thumped Werder Bremen 6-0 on Saturday.
That appearance marked Ribery’s first for the Bavarians since he scored in the 2-0 win over Stuttgart last month.
And, in news that will come as further disappointment to those looking to challenge Bayern’s dominance of German football, the 31-year-old is now looking to get back to his best after coming through 29 minutes against Bremen.
“I felt good,” Ribery said. “Now I need to string together games to regain my rhythm and thus quickly reach my best level.
“The fact that we can play every three days can be beneficial to me.
“My knee is holding firm. Now I hope to really play, play and play.”
Pep Guardiola’s side sit four points clear at the summit and are still unbeaten in the league this season.