For Franck Ribery, international breaks are a lot less strenuous since he retired from the French team in 2014.
While France have been beating the likes of Bulgaria and Holland over the last seven days, Ribery has stayed in Germany preparing for Bayern Munich's next fixture against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
But if a video that has recently emerged is anything go by, he might want to spend a little bit more time working on his defending.
The winger took part in a friendly game contested by Bayern and a group of supporters but was left with egg on his face following one fan tricking his way past the 33-year-old.
After initially losing the ball, Ribery was put in the unfamiliar position of defending a one-on-one situation and as the video below shows, he doesn't look so comfortable when he's on the receiving end of a piece of skill.
His opponent Alexander Freitag decided to make the most of the opportunity to take on some of the game's greats by performing a neat roulette to leave Ribery in his wake.
The Munich star did consider sticking out a leg to bring Freitag down but wisely withdrew and let the fan go past.
Admittedly, he doesn't exactly put much effort into making any sort of challenge, nevertheless, it was certainly a moment Freitag won't ever forget.
Ribery took the trick in good spirit, though, and the pair shared a brief embrace once the rest of the move fizzled out.
Carlo Ancelotti will certainly be hoping the Frenchman exerts himself a bit more on Saturday to follow up on a decent start to the campaign.
After falling out of favour under Pep Guardiola, Ribery has re-established himself as a key man under Ancelotti - scoring twice and picking up eight assists already.
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