Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has conceded benching Franck Ribery for last week’s 2-1 win over Freiburg was not an easy decision.
“It is always hard for me to bench someone, especially with a professional like Franck,” Ancelotti stated at a news conference.
“He is in great shape and could play without any problems.
“The same goes for Douglas Costa. Costa has been better in training than he was against Freiburg.
“Costa has different characteristics than Ribery, but they are both great for the team.
“The players are very professional, but I can simply not field all of them.”