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Ribery "messed up" and now wants to make up

Ribery "messed up" and now wants to make up

France winger Franck Ribery says he "messed up" in his private life and at last year's World Cup, and is now desperate to win back the affection of the French fans he let down.
Ribery was banned for three matches for his perceived role as a ringleader in France's training-ground strike at the World Cup in South Africa, and was recalled last week by coach Laurent Blanc for the first time since the tournament.
Before the World Cup, the Bayern Munich player was embroiled in a sex scandal for allegedly soliciting an underage prostitute, Zahia Deharm.
Ribery says "in my private life, in my life as a football player, I messed up" adding "I hurt people who are very dear to me, I let down and even shocked many others."


Updated : 2021-08-04 14:14 GMT+08:00