GEREMI TO STEP INTO FIGO'S SHOES
By Luis Murillo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Luis Figo is out, with Nigerian star Geremi his replacement. Despite winning the African Cup, Olympic Games and Champions League, he is still worried about taking over from the Portuguese star.
"Figo is one of the best players in the world. It's unbelievable. You can learn everyday with him. He can surprise you at any moment. It's good luck to have him as a mate. Everyday I can learn from players like him, Raul, Zidane, Roberto Carlos," said Geremi.
"I don't know if I will play. It seems that I will, but the coach hasn't said anything. If I am in the starting line-up I will try to do what the boss tells me. I'll obey his orders.
"Luis is very attack minded. He needs someone behind him to defend. I am more defensive but I can also attack and get into the box. For me, it's the same to play as a wing back as to play in midfield. The most important thing is to play and to help Real Madrid."