Ribery praises Bayern teammate Rudy

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been impressed by his new teammate Sebastian Rudy, who has made an impressive start to the season.

The 27-year-old Germany international has impressed in a deep-lying midfield role, and Ribery believes he is a valid successor to current Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos and the retired Xabi Alonso.

“Rudy is a bit like Toni Kroos – his style is similar,” Ribery told Bild.

“I’ve always thought: good player, quiet, but not shy. He is not afraid when he’s on the pitch.

Ribery also gave a thumbs up to new centre-back Niklas Sule, another recent arrival from Hoffenheim.

“I will definitely have no problem with Sule,” Ribery added. “He knows Bayern is a different level.

“He’s still young (at 22) but he’s a good player. He has character and he’s brave. I like that.”

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