By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Despite Bayern Munich eliminating Real Madrid from the Champions League last season, Los Blancos and their domestic rivals Barcelona are still acknowledged as the best teams in the world, a claim that Real manager Jose Mourinho considers to be undisputed. While Ribery admitted that he leaned toward such a belief at one point, the Frenchman now regards Bayern to be more well-rounded.
"There was a time when I would have been drawn towards Barcelona and Real Madrid," Ribery shared with Sport Bild.
"But that is over. Bayern are at the same level as Barca and Real Madrid, and I think that if you look at the complete package, then Bayern are even better."
After failing to wrest the Bundesliga title from Borussia Dortmund for two seasons in a row, Ribery has called on his team-mates to do whatever it takes to re-establish themselves as Germany's top team.
"We are the team with the biggest potential in Germany, therefore, it should be clear to all that winning the Bundesliga is a must this season," he stated.
"Dortmund certainly have a good team and have developed into a rival that should be taken seriously. But I believe we have a better squad."