Franck Ribery does not think Bayern Munich can win the UEFA Champions League this season.
The injured French international midfielder's comments come after the Bundesliga giants completed an emphatic comeback in Turin last week to book their place in the last 16 of the Europe's top competition.
Ribery was a delighted onlooker as Bayern emphatically beat Juventus 4-1 on Wednesday and Louis van Gaal's side could now await the big guns of Europe after finishing second in Group A.
And that could mean a two-legged tie against the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United or Chelsea in the next round and Bayern's key man has played down his side's chances of winning the European cup.
"We are able to achieve the Bundesliga title and the German Cup trophy this season, but we won't be able to win the UEFA Champions League," he told Sport-BILD.
"Just four teams are able to win this trophy: Manchester United, Chelsea FC, Barcelona and Real Madrid. We are unable to keep track with them actually."
Ribery, who was linked with a move to three of his four predicted winners, has promised he will be back in action before Christmas for Bayern as his knee injury nightmare finally comes to an end.
"It takes me ten more days, I want to be back against Hertha BSC Berlin in the final match before Christmas," said the former Marseille performer, who has been out since October with tendinitis.
"My injury has put me into a bad phase mentally, everything was getting on my nerves in the process and I really felt brassed off because of the pains I went through. I felt pains when driving in the car, I even felt pains when I was just sitting (on a chair)."
Ribery was keen to thank Bayern chairman Uli Hoeness, who the 26-year-old acted like a father to him.
"I need to be thankful to Uli Hoeness. He treated me almost like a son, this encouraged me. Uli Hoeness has got a heart of gold, he is a very upright, very respectful true person."