"They are pals," said the England defender.
"It is just the way they wanted to win in training.
"I can't remember the way it started and obviously it wasn't going someone's way.
"They were talking straight afterwards. They sit together at lunch and dinner so there is no ill-feeling between the two of them.
"That kind of thing has happened at every club I have been at. It is no surprise to anyone.
"But the media tend to make it bigger than it is and the way things are at this club at the moment, people perceive things that are not happening."