Former french footballer and manager Michel Platini has advised that Franck Ribery needs to reproduce his Bayern Munich form with the France national side if he wants to win the Fifa Ballon d’Or.
Platini, 58, became the first player to win the European Ballon d’Or in three successive years, coming out on top in the poll between 1983 and 1985 during his time at Juventus. Having seen Ribery excel in Bayern’s Super Cup triumph over Chelsea last week having picked up the Uefa Best Player in Europe Award, the Uefa president now wants his compatriot to prove equally as devastating for Les Bleus.
He says: “I saw Franck play his best game in Prague. He had determination, will, desire, physical strength. Now, he needs to play just as well for France. To win the Ballon d’Or, he needs to play just as well with France and Bayern Munchen“.