Bayern Munich’s French forward Franck Ribery is determined to try and seize the opportunity of Champions League glory when his side take on Chelsea on Saturday evening.
The German outfit, 4/9 with bookmaker to lift the trophy in their own Allianz Arena, go into the game as slight favourites, but Ribery is wary that at 29 years of age, this might be his last chance of success in Europe’s top club competition.
He said: “It is not every year that you get to play in a Champions League final. I am now 29 and I don’t know when my next chance will be.
“Maybe I can win the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal again in future, but it is harder to win the Champions League.”
Bayern go into the game shorn of the services of banned trio David Alaba, Holger Badstuber and Luiz Gustavo, while Chelsea will miss John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Raul Meireles and Ramires due to suspension.