However, Ribery, who has been struggling with a gluteal injury in recent days, insists that he was merely in the right place at the right time.
"I'm not the saviour," Ribery told reporters. "I scored at the right time, when France needed me to score. We're happy to have put in a great second half.
"We had not scored for a while and we were strong mentally. After going 2-1 behind we were fortunate enough to equalise quickly.
"Some other players might not have given it a go with the injury I was carrying but I like to contribute what I can. The physio did a great job and I knew from the eve of the game that it would be okay."