Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu admits the players are upset coach Andrea Stramaccioni's bust-up with Antonio Cassano was leaked to the press.

Cassano was missing for yesterday's victory over Catania.

"These things happen in all teams, the only difference is that with us it always leaks out," said Chivu on Sky Sport Italia.

"The situation is damaging, because what happens in the locker room has to remain in there. At least it means the blood is still pumping."