By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The 34-year-old suffered a long-term injury last year and has only recently recovered in order to post his name for selection for the first team.
He earned a chance over the weekend after first-choice Holger Badstuber suffered an injury that has ruled him out for the rest of the season. Paired alongside Dante, he gave a good account of himself in only his second start of the season as Bayern ran out 2-0 winners against Greuther Furth.
The Belgian is optimistic that he will get more chances to feature for the team and also declared his desire to see out his career at the club.
"[Playing in] every match is an aim for me," the 34-year-old told kicker.de. "I am ready, mentally and physically. The rest is up to the boss."
"When I signed, I was proud to be here and it has not changed since. I would love to end my career here."
He was not entirely happy with his side's performance in the game and called on his team-mates to be more clinical in future outings.
"Today [Saturday], winning the game was enough, but it won't like be like that every time," he said.
"We need to be better in terms of taking our chances next time.
"It would be extremely disappointing to have given everything all season long and then have nothing to show for it at the end. We don't want to experience that again."
Finally, he is optimistic about the appointment of Pep Guardiola as the new coach next season but does not wish to consider what the Spaniard's arrival would mean for his future.
"I'm proud that he's coming - that the best coach is coming to the best club. [But] at the moment we're just focusing on winning every game."