Ribery: I’m like a kid again

FC Bayern München winger Franck Ribery says he is ‘like a kid again’ in terms of his energy levels, enthusiasm and love for the game as he continues his recovery from injury.

The 33-year-old has had to sit out for eight matches and close to four weeks following a thigh injury he sustained for the German champions.

However, indications are that the veteran could be set to make a return in the near future as he came through an intense training session unscathed on Tuesday.

Drills included passes and tricks in confined spaces as well as shooting on goal. Prior to his injury, the forward had been in great form recording two goals and seven assists.

Nonetheless, the player believes he is nearly back to peak fitness and is ready to return to action.

He told the club’s official website, “The injury wasn’t that bad. It’s great to be back with the team. I can do everything again.

“I was on top of my game before the injury. I’m like a kid on the pitch, I always want to play.”

Ribery could return to face Borussia Dortmund in the club’s next Bundesliga match after the international break on 19 November.

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