Franck Ribery is happy to see the back of 2010 and is determined to make amends for the mistakes he has made during the previous 12 months.
The France international endured a difficult year both on and off the pitch.
However, Ribery believes the worst is behind him and he hopes that 2011 will see him return to his best.
“It was a very hard year with many difficulties. But now a new one is starting,” he told Kicker.
“I will not be making again the mistakes I made in 2010. I learned a lot in 2010 and changed a few things.”
Ribery’s problems last season were compounded by niggling injuries, preventing him from giving his best for Bayern.
He, along with his international team-mates, also fared dismally at the 2010 World Cup, with a shambolic showing from France in South Africa seeing them crash out at the group stage.
Having also been caught up in scandal away from football involving a teenage prostitue, Ribery is looking to rebuild his reputation.
He added: “I have changed. I have become more mature and have other priorities now.
“My family is more important to me now. It became clear to me in the past year that the glittering world of football has little to do with real life.
“The real Ribery is on his way back.”