By FOX Sports Staff
Bayern are set to face Dortmund in the first ever all-German Champions League final at Wembley on Saturday evening - a year after suffering heartbreak at the hands of Chelsea in last year's final at the Allianz Arena.
Ribery, who has shone for in a triumphant season for Bayern, has revealed that finishing runners-up in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League last season has fired up their desire for success for this campaign.
"At that time, it was a shock for us all." he told the Bundesliga official website.
"We suffered greatly a year ago after finishing second in the league and losing the UEFA Champions League final to Chelsea, as well as the DFB Cup final against Borussia Dortmund.
"It was a terrible season and we were all at the end of our tethers in the changing room, but we managed to bounce back immediately and performed incredibly during the first half of the season.
"As a result we became even hungrier and wanted to put the shame of defeat behind us. We won the Bundesliga title fairly comfortably. That was our top priority.
"On top of that we also have the opportunity to play in another [European] final and we most certainly don't want to relive our experience from May 19, 2012."
Ribery declared that he is confident that Bayern are clearly the stronger side despite Dortmund's emergence in the past three seasons.
"I wouldn't go that far, but it's clear that there will be no love lost. Both clubs have been competing on roughly the same level for the last three years. It will be a special encounter.
"I was impressed how this team managed to dismantle Real Madrid in the semi-finals, but we should only be thinking of ourselves. Put simply, we're stronger."