Pep Guardiola wants Franck Ribery to be in 'angry' mode against Real Madrid

Pep Guardiola said he needs Franck Ribery at his aggressive best to help FC Bayern Munich's bid to reach a fourth Champions League final in five years.

updated: April 28, 2014 18:34 IST
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Munich: Coach Pep Guardiola says holders Bayern Munich need France winger Franck Ribery to be in "angry" mode for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, second-leg at home to Real Madrid.

Ribery, 31, who missed out on the Ballon d'Or earlier this year, has produced a string of below-par performances since Bayern were confirmed Bundesliga champions at the end of March with a record seven league games to spare.

The Frenchman put in an improved display when he netted in Bayern's 5-2 league win at home to Werder Bremen in Saturday's dress rehearsal for the semi-final, with Real holding a slender 1-0 lead from last Wednesday's first leg in Madrid.

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