Spain coach Luis Aragones has confirmed he and Sergio Ramos had a disagreement in training on Friday, but played down the severity of the clash.
Ramos reportedly reacted with displeasure after Aragones suggested in a discussion with the 22-year-old that he needed to change certain aspects of his attitude.
The Real Madrid defender had to be calmed down by Spain team-mate Carlos Marchena, leading observers to believe all is not well in the camp ahead of their crucial Euro 2008 quarter-final clash with world champions Italy.
"We exchanged views," said Aragones. "There are a few things which I can pass on to him through my experience.
"You are a better footballer when you have more order in all respects.
"Sometimes, there is the odd thing which is not good, though not on the field."