Ribery: Robben plays for the team now

The France international has hailed his fellow attacker's change in playing style and has revealed that he is on the verge of signing a new deal
Franck Ribery has praised Bayern Munich team-mate Arjen Robben for his work-rate for the team in the wake of the Bavarians' historic 2012-13 campaign.

The two enjoyed a tense relationship at times last season after a spat during the Champions League match versus Real Madrid, but Ribery has stressed that the duo have put their differences firmly behind them and has hailed the Netherlands star for his renewed hard work on the pitch.

"We have talked a lot. I have said that it does not matter who scores. Bayern are not FC Ribery or FC Robben," the Frenchman told Bild.

"It's all about Bayern and we need each other in order to be successful. That has been our biggest strength this season. We have always acted as a team.

"Robben has changed his style of play and he really does a lot of hard work for the team now."

Ribery then went on to confirm that he will soon sign a contract extension with Bayern until June 2017.

"We have talked everything through and a 'yes' is a 'yes' for me. We don't really need paper to confirm our agreement for me.

"But we will obviously have to put pen to paper and that will happen as soon as possible. I am happier than ever before."

The 30-year-old's current deal is due to expire in 2015.