Ribery declares himself fit to face Stuttgart

The Frenchman has shrugged off lingering knee and back problems and says he is ready to return to Bundesliga action


Franck Ribery has declared himself fit for Bayern Munich ‘s Bundesliga clash with Stuttgart on Saturday.

The winger has been in the headlines in recent days after Uefa chief Michel Platini suggested he could face disciplinary sanctions if he fails to turn up in the event of being selected for the national team, despite having announced his retirement from the international game last month.

Ribery missed the World Cup in Brazil after suffering a back injury shortly before the finals, and is yet to feature in competitive action for Bayern this season after struggling with knee problems.


 

HE’S BACK | Ribery trains after shrugging off knee and lumbar problems this week

Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola stated on August 21 that the 31-year-old would be out for “two or three weeks”, and on Tuesday Ribery claimed he was now ready for action.

“I’m feeling good and I’m fit for Saturday,” he told Bayern’s official website following a training session.

“Now I just need to find my rhythm.”

Bayern have also insisted the matter of Ribery’s international involvement “has been resolved” and are adamant he would not receive sanctions for his decision to opt out of France duty.

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