Bayern defend Ribery

BERLIN: Bayern Munich defended winger Franck Ribery following an attack by German football legend Franz Beckenbauer, who claimed that the Frenchman was not commited to the club. Club president Beckenbauer was quoted in the German press on Sunday claiming Ribery “doesn’t give a damn” about Bayern and only joined them to make a name for himself. But a statement from the Bayern board read: “Our player Franck Ribery has always behaved professionally, correctly and seriously. Bayern have at no time had and do not have the impression from Franck Ribery that he would only use Bayern in order to further his own career.”