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Ribery Loving Bayern Living

Franck Ribery is loving life at German champions Bayern Munich and says he wants to end his career there.

The French international has been simply superb this season, and in a team resplendent with stars has arguably been the brightest on display.

He says that his ten goals and 15 assists in 27 Bundesliga appearances make this his best season yet for Bayern.

Ribery has been a dynamic force down the flank for Bayern in their relentless bid to win a Treble, and says that he has found happiness at the Allianz Arena after his personal nightmare under former boss, Louis van Gaal.

So content is Ribery at Bayern that he is already imagining staying there until he decides to hang his boots up.

"You could say it's my best season. I'm happy. I'm content," Ribery told L’Equipe.

 "I'm very happy here. My family too. Truly. Bayern is an extraordinary club, made up of magnificent people, who respect you for who you are.

"I really count on finishing my career here. I would like to leave here as a great man. Having left my mark. I imagine the last match at the Allianz Arena. I would like a moment that stays with you for life."

Ribery has also thanked Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes for giving him his new lease on life at the club.

Heynckes is being replaced by Pep Guardiola at the end of the season, but listening to Ribery speak, it is clear that Heynckes will be leaving with his head held high, and with the respect of the Bayern work force.

"We're going to miss him a lot. That's also why we want to finish well with him by winning all these trophies," Ribery said of Heynckes.

"He's put in a huge amount of work. He's a great man, and a great coach. We're united by a very strong bond. He's a very nice man.

"He's been able to give me my confidence back, help me rediscover the joy of playing as was the case with Ottmar Hitzfeld and Jurgen Klinsmann. I'd just come off the back of two difficult seasons with van Gaal. I feel good, and he's had a lot to do with it."

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