Bayern's Failure To Beat Valencia Not A Catastrophe- Ribery

Bayern's Failure To Beat Valencia Not A Catastrophe- Ribery

Franck Ribery has claimed that Bayern Munich's 1-1 draw at Valencia should not be classed as a failure, but conceded that he would much rather have come away with all three points.

The Spaniards were forced to play with 10 men for almost an hour following Antonio Barragan's red card, but Thomas Muller had to be called upon to cancel out Sofiane Feghouli's opener with just eight minutes remaining.

"I think we put ourselves in difficulty," he told beIN Sport. "It started well for us but Valencia played very well, even with 10 men.

"But its not a catastrophe. We earned a good point and that was our goal. Now we will try to finish first. But at Bayern, it is natural that when you don't win, you're left a little saddened.

The 29-year-old made way for Mario Gomez in the latter stages of the contest, and admitted that was not feeling good physically.

"For me, it was hard tonight," he added. "I had a lot of trouble. I spoke a little with the physios, but I'd rather not play through such pain again."


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