"Sitting in Sweden and criticising what we do at Carrington (where City train) is easy but I don't think it's fair," said Eriksson. "What hurt me is that one newspaper said that Isaksson and myself had a fight.
"That's absolute rubbish - there has never been one bad word between us.
"He's too professional for that and I am also too professional to start fighting with players.
"I took the decision and he accepted it, even if he was not happy about it."