France midfielder Franck Ribery is relishing the prospect of facing Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Ribery, who scored France’s first in their 3-1 win over Spain in the previous round, is enjoying his first major tournament.
”It is my first World Cup, my first starts for France and I scored my first goal against Spain,” he told L’Equipe.
”I am going from emotion to emotion. I am experiencing something fantastic and unique.
”Each match is a new discovery for me. You can’t forget your first goal in the French team.
”The Brazil game will be huge. It is a dream to challenge players with techniques like Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Cafu and Roberto Carlos.
”We will have to improve again our level but we have great players. We now have to disturb them.”
Meanwhile, Ribery’s club, Marseille, have issued a hands-off warning to any club interested in signing the midfielder.
”Franck will stay at Marseille whatever happens,” the club’s chairman Pape Diouf told the club’s official website.
”He will respect the terms of his contract because we will respect it from our side.
”We have decided to build a competitive team so Franck Ribery has to be kept.
”We have already shown our capacity to get what we want. We are determined.
”There are rules and one club does not wish to respect it. The league will study that case.”