West Brom star Chris Brunt has admitted Paul Scharner's criticism of the team upset his club-mates.
Scharner blasted the Baggies players for becoming "lazy" after the club's internal fines system was abolished.
The Austrian has escaped any internal action from the club following his public outburst regarding the club's dressing-room discipline.
However, Brunt, who has been named captain after Scott Carson lost his place in the side, admits he wished Scharner had spoken to his team-mates face-to-face rather than speaking to the media.
"We saw the comments and it's disappointing that they were not made to the players," Brunt told the Daily Mirror.
"Maybe he thought it would get a reaction and if he feels happy with that it's fine. That's his judgment.
"We were a little bit disappointed but things are said and we will draw a line under it.
"We had a good result on Saturday and we've got to move on and build for next week.
"People fall out on a regular basis in training and in games.
"That's the nature of football and I don't think anybody will have any problems."