Guardiola's improved me, says Ribery

The Frenchman says he is more in tune with his team-mates and believes Bayern are even better than they were when they romped to the German title in record time

Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery believes that he has become a better player under the tutelage of coach Pep Guardiola.

The former Barcelona boss took the reins at the Allianz Arena last summer and led the Bavarians to the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal titles.

The Frenchman was among the final three for last year’s Ballon d’Or and has hailed his boss’ influence on his career.

“I’ve just got better as a player thanks to Pep,” he told the Bundesliga’s official website.

“I can be used in various positions. I constantly change positions with team-mates during the game, so the opponent can’t get a clear look.

“I have a feeling that I’m always getting better and we understand each other better as players. That’s what the coach wants to see from us.

“We’ve definitely developed further because we know each other better. In this respect, we are even better than last season, in my opinion.”

Ribery started Bayern’s 4-0 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, playing 76 minutes before being replaced by Xherdan Shaqiri.

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