At just 24 years old, and on fire right now for Bayern Munich, it's no telling what Ribery can do. I like how he's trying to reach the top, and for him that means emulating Zidane.
'I'll do everything I can for that,' the attacking midfielder told French sports daily L'Equipe when asked whether he believed he could eventually match retired France playmaker Zidane, one of the sport's all-time greats.
'Up to now I'm satisfied with myself,' Ribery said in an interview published on Tuesday. 'I'm still a long way from Zidane but I have many years ahead of me.'
The 24-year-old, who helped France reach the final of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, has reached a new dimension since joining Bayern from Olympique Marseille last year.