Ribery: Bayern still won four trophies

The Frenchman is adamant the club enjoyed a successful season regardless of their failure to defend their European title

Franck Ribery has dismissed suggestions the 2013-14 campaign has been a disappointment for Bayern Munich following their Champions League semi-final exit at the hands of Real Madrid.

The Allianz Arena side had set their sights on back-to-back trebles after a historic 2012-13 season, but saw their European ambitions come to an abrupt halt following the 5-0 aggregate loss against Madrid.

Nevertheless, Ribery has insisted Bayern’s season should still be considered a success given that they still managed to win four trophies.

“At the end of the day, it was a really good season. We won the Bundesliga title – and earlier than any other team at that,” Ribery told the official Bundesliga website.

“Then, after a convincing performance against Borussia Dortmund – our fiercest rivals in Germany – we lifted the DFB Cup.

“Let’s not forget, we also beat Chelsea to win the Super Cup and we won the FIFA Club World Cup. That’s four titles. In that sense, I’m really pleased with the season.

“We racked up some unbelievable results, stretched our unbeaten run to 53 matches and were unbeaten for the first 28 games of the season. We played attractive football, too.”

Ribery will be looking to add to his trophy cabinet when Bayern meet Borussia Dortmund for the German Supercup next season.

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