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I would love to experience playing at Celtic - Bayern ace Ribery

Franck Ribery would love to experience playing in front of a packed house against Celtic.

The Bayern Munich star has been told by many players around the world just how good it is to play at the home ground of the Scottish champions and hopes perhaps this Champions League campaign can provide that opportunity.

Frenchman Ribery said he watched last season's 2-1 win over Barcelona and couldn't believe how good the Parkhead atmosphere appeared on TV.

"The stadium was vibrating because there was so much noise. I have never played at Celtic Park but I have spoken to players who have," he said.

"They say I should experience it and I would like to play there and see what an amazing atmosphere it is.

"I watched the game with Barcelona on TV. I thought Celtic played well and merited a better result. But what I was really impressed with was the fans.

"They obviously love their football and that passion helped Celtic because Barcelona are a stronger team.

"It's very important Celtic have these supporters and they could help them to get through the group.

"That passion really helps a team and we have that at the Allianz Arena.

"The Bayern fans are always singing my name and going mad even when we get a corner. But to experience the occasion at Celtic would be good.

"Barcelona might be favourite to win that group but if Celtic can finish second like they did last season, maybe we can meet in the last 16."

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Andrew Slevison
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