Frank Ribery wants to stay at Bayern Munich
Frank Ribery has insisted he wants to stay at Bayern Munich after his contract expires.
The 34-year-old scored the second goal – his first of the season – in Friday's 3-1 victory at Bayer Leverkusen with Javi Martinez and James Rodriguez scoring the other two.
Frank Ribery scored his first goal of the season against Bayer Leverkusen on Friday
He said: 'My aim is to stay at Bayern Munich for as long as possible.'
The Frenchman joined Bayern from Marseille in 2007 and has gone on to win seven Bundesliga titles, five German Cups, the Champions League in 2013 and was named the UEFA Best Player in Europe the same year.
Jupp Heynckes' side sit 14 points clear of nearest rivals Schalke and 15 clear of their usual title contenders Borussia Dortmund as Bayern chase a sixth successive title.
Ribery doubled the Bayern advantage with a fine finish from just inside the penalty area
On scoring his goal in only his 10th league appearance this season, Ribery felt his hard work during their mid-season training camp in Qatar paid off.
'Normally I provide a lot of assists and do a lot of dribbling – but it's always great when you score a goal,' he commented. 'You know when you play in Leverkusen it is always a difficult game. But after working hard in Qatar we played well – although we managed to win 3-1 it was tricky as Leverkusen put us under a lot of pressure.
'I am pleased to be fit and healthy. I'm having fun with the team, enjoying playing and training as well.'
The 34-year-old insisted after the game that he hopes to sign a new contract at Bayern