Real Madrid's Bernd Schuster was battling the media over inclusion of Sergio Ramos for their Almeria game. Schuster held clear-the-air talks with Ramos in midweek after the defender gave a critical interview before their victory over Athletic Bilbao last Sunday.

"Ramos is in the squad," said Schuster.

Asked if he has spoken to the player, Schuster replied: "Have you been out here?"

"I am here," replied the journalist.

Schuster concluded: "So you did not see that last week we had a reunion? You knew everything, right? Yes, we have spoken."