Schafer looks to sort out Geremi
By Nic Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Schafer travelled to Spain to have talks with Real's sporting director Jorge Valdano to clarify his player's situation within the squad. The national team boss believes that Geremi has been 'ostracised' at Santiago Bernabeu and wanted to sort things out.
"Geremi always responds. He is a very good player with an extraordinary character and a winning mentality that few have," said Schafer.
He added: "I don't understand it. It surprises me that Geremi is never in the team. I think Real Madrid are losing a lot when they don't play him. For me, he is as much about the defensive aspect as the attack, he's perfect. Everything he does, he does well."
However, Schafer admitted Geremi will be in his World Cup finals side, saying: "Of course. He is essential. If nothing abnormal happens, he will be at the finals."