Schafer looks to sort out Geremi

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CAMEROONIAN coach Winfred Schafer has admitted his annoyance with Real Madrid with their usage of Geremi, stating he could not believe he was not a regular in the team.

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."