Richards told Sky Sports 2: "We knew they're a really good team and they showed that tonight, that's why they're champions.
"I though Ribery and Robben were excellent. They didn't play with a striker as such and the movement in midfield was where the game was won.
"We tried. We've had a lot of games and there were a few tired legs tonight but we're a lot better than that.
"It's back to the drawing board now."
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