The Frenchman lost out to Cristiano Ronaldo in the individual accolade but the Germany midfielder is adamant the 30-year-old will build on a successful 2013 for Bayern Munich
Ribery was one of the front-runners to win the prestigious award, alongside Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, after a treble-winning year with Bayern.
The Frenchman, however, ended up losing out to Ronaldo for the individual accolade, although Muller insists it will not affect the former Marseille man's performances in 2014.
"I don't see any positive or negative effects," he told AZ. "It was a bad moment for him - he had hopes that were dashed.
"But he will build on his good performances and show everyone what we can do. He's on the ball as always."
Bayern return to domestic action against Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday following the winter break and Muller says Pep Guardiola's men have to hit the ground running.
"We have to get out of a holiday mood," he said. "We want to show that we are there from the beginning.
"Our goal must be that we get the Bundesliga trophy quickly. Now we need to develop the competitive spirit, which has made us strong.
"Gladbach are good going forward. They have strong players who work well together. They have a good coach, a good stadium, good fans. It was never easy for us. It won't be a walk in the park."