Sylvain Distin admits some Manchester City players are unhappy with Richard Dunne following his recent comments.
City boss Stuart Pearce denied there was a rift in the squad earlier this week after Dunne queried the impact that some of the club's foreign players had made this season.
But Dunne insists there is a widespread feeling of discontent over Dunne's divisive remarks.
"The foreign players, particularly the French and Italians, have not taken it well at all," the French defender told Sky Sports' 'Premier League Show'.
"They have taken it personally.
"I think you should discuss things face-to-face, man-to-man and try and understand one another. That is the best way to progress.
"It is a difficult time but we have to stick together.
"We have to communicate amongst ourselves and stop blaming one another for mistakes. Sticking together until the end is key."
City have lost their last five Premiership games and speculation suggests time is running out for Pearce, but Distin does not believe the manager should be axed.
"If we get better results, there will be less pressure on his shoulders," he said.
"All he can do is direct us, give us advice and guide us on the best way to play during training.
"Once we are on the pitch during a game, the whole thing depends on the players.
"Changing the manager is not the best solution at this particular moment in time. We would still be the same players.
"It would be a shame if we had to change the manager in order to get motivated."