There is a reason why he does not win anything, ever. There is another reason why everyone hates him apart from Bayern Munich fans(From flickr)

There is a reason why he does not win anything individually, ever. There is another reason why everyone hates him apart from Bayern Munich fans(From flickr)

Ribery has made a statement and what a dumb statement it is. He says ‘I work harder than my rivals and that is the reason why I am more complete’. I hope he was joking. Of course, if he wasn’t then he is even dumber than he looks.

Couple (Ok, may be more than a couple)of remarks on what Ribery said:

  1. First, Ronaldo and Messi are not in Ribery’s league and are certainly not his rivals purely due to the fact that they have superior quality and genetics than him. They are like 3 leagues higher with Messi being the best player in the fantasy best league.
  2. Messi works as hard as anyone when it comes to closing down. He just does that in his part of the pitch. Getting back is not necessarily productive.
  3. Thirdly, Ribery says he has been scoring a lot of goals and because he works harder he has the most assists among his RIVALS. Not true. Messi probably has double the amount of goals and assists when compared to Ribery. Ronaldo probably has double the amount of goals as Ribery and about the same amount of assists.
  4. The amount of goals Ribery has scored in his whole career is outnumbered by the amount of goals Ronaldo and Messi scored just last season only.

There you go. Hopfully, Ribery will be able to put his achievements in the correct perspective.