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Mancini Denies Dressing Rom Bust-Up

17/04/2015 Week 13 Group A Match Ukraine Otamans vs Russian Boxing TeamRoberto Mancini claims of a bust-up between members of the Inter squad following their defeat at home to Lazio.

The Serie A leaders crashed to a 2-1 loss against their struggling visitors on Sunday, which was followed by reports Mancini and some of his players were involved in a spat during and after the Serie A clash.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, on loan forward Adem Ljajic did not take well to being dropped from the team after starting the previous four Serie A matches.

In the same vein, Mancini had a go at Stevan Jovetic at half time for his below par performance, with the Montenegrin being replaced by Ljajic after 58 minutes.

Yet it was after the game when there was the biggest burst up as Felipe Melo, who has been sent off for a reckless challenge, squared up to captain Mauro Icardi while Mancini and Jovetic continued their disagreement. The pair had to be separated with Mancini insisting it was the coach’s decision who should come off and when.

Mancini, however, took to Twitter to deny reports of disharmony in Milan.

“People shouldn’t be making up alleged or rumoured splits or fallings-out within the team,” Mancini wrote on his official account.

“The lads have been fantastic up until now and we’re still top of the league.”

Inter then released a statement of their own to deny the reports.

“Inter are top of the table and just lost one game yesterday,” the statement read.

“Some perfectly normal dressing-room situations have been blown out of proportion this evening and made out to be events that never actually took place.”