Van Gaal slams Ribery effort
Louis van Gaal has criticised Franck Ribery for not putting in enough effort during a friendly game.
Last Updated: 19/11/10 4:26pm
Bayern Munich manager Louis van Gaal has criticised Franck Ribery for not putting in enough effort during a friendly game.
French winger Ribery, 27, played 75 minutes of the match against Unteraching on Wednesday as he continues his return to full fitness following ankle ligament damage.
He made his Bundesliga comeback last week against Nurnberg but is still searching for match sharpness ahead of the trip to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Van Gaal has laid into the star midfielder, and blasted his lack of commitment in the friendly game.
"He did not put in any effort (against Unterhaching) and showed no commitment. That is a shame," said the Dutchman.
"None of them put in much effort but least of all Ribery. He caused no confusion at all.
"I am not organising these games for myself."
Bayern are currently sixth in the Bundesliga on 19 points from 12 games after a tricky start to the season marked by the absence of key players such as Ribery, Arjen Robben, Miroslav Klose and Ivica Olic through injury.