Franck Ribéry tackled the Fiorentina club following his departure during the summer transfer window. The 38-year-old Frenchman did not understand why he had not been extended by the Viola.
At 38 and after a brilliant career, especially with OM and Bayern Munich, Franck Ribéry thought he could afford a final last stand with Fiorentina. Arrived in Italy in 2019, the French was finally not extended by the Viola and regretted this Friday the decision of the Florentine club.
“The farewell to Fiorentina was not easy. I am a whole person, I really gave everything because it is in my mentality,” said the winger in an interview for the local channel Toscana TV quoted by La Repubblica. For three or four weeks, no one called me. I felt that I was being disrespected. It seemed to me that those two years in which I gave my all did not ‘have not been given due recognition. “
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Ribéry: “I would like to stay in Italy”
After having multiplied the clubs at the beginning of his career then to put down his suitcases in Marseille, where Pablo Longoria denied a return, then in Munich, Franck Ribéry thought he had found a new home in Florence.
Despite a 2020-2021 season completed with two goals and seven assists in 30 appearances in all competitions, the winger has failed to convince his management to extend his contract.
A time announced on the side of Monza, in the event of promotion in Serie A of the new club of Silvio Berlusconi, the French veteran would see himself staying on the other side of the Alps.
“I really thought about continuing in Florence, I have never criticized the club and I have good memories there,” explained the former French international to the 81 caps. From now on, I would like to stay in Italy. I would like to continue in this championship. These two years with Fiorentina have been a great experience for me, for the team and for the supporters. It’s a shame, I would have liked to have continued for another year. But that’s life and it’s like that in football. I’ve always been available, even in the most difficult times. “
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