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"A lack of respect": Franck Ribéry angry after his departure from Fiorentina


Disappointed not to have been extended by Fiorentina, where he arrived in 2019, Franck Ribéry (38) spoke directly on television.

“For three or four weeks no one called me, I felt there was a lack of respect.

It seemed to me that these two years when I gave my all have not been recognized.

“Between bitterness and incomprehension, Franck Ribéry expressed the depths of his thoughts on Toscana TV, the channel from the Florence region.

Marked, the 38-year-old Frenchman showed his disappointment at not seeing his contract at Fiorentina extended.

Arrived in Italy in the summer of 2019, the former OM player left the Viola on July 1.

Two years during which Ribéry was the darling of the public.

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"Saying goodbye to Fiorentina was not easy," admitted the French international (81 caps, 16 goals).

I am a whole person, I really gave everything for this club because it is my mentality.

“Despite an honorable season (2 goals, 7 assists in 30 games in all competitions), the attacking midfielder failed to convince his management to repeat the experience.

"I would like to stay in Italy"

If rumors have circulated about Ribery's return to Olympique de Marseille, Marseille President Pablo Longoria immediately denied them. Just like the player. “I really thought about continuing in Florence, I never criticized the club and I have good memories. Now, I would like to stay in Italy, I would like to stay in Serie A. ”A time mentioned on the side of Monza in the event of the rise of Mario Balotelli's club in the first division (which was not the case), the French people are still looking for opportunities.

The native of Boulogne-sur-Mer then made words of appeasement for his last words in Florence. “These two seasons with Fiorentina have been a great time for the team and for the fans. Too bad, I wanted to continue another year but life and football are like that. I have always been available, even in the toughest times. "

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-07-10

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