Mick McCarthy has told Wales boss John Toshack to keep out of his team selections.
Toshack is unhappy Wolves striker Freddy Eastwood has only started once since the last Euro 2008 qualifiers against Germany and Slovakia.
McCarthy has gone with Andy Keogh and Stephen Elliott as his first-choice strike pairing in recent weeks.
And the former Republic of Ireland manager says he will do what is best for Wolves, not Wales, when picking his team.
"Good old Tosh," McCarthy told the Daily Express. "I hope Wales play well in their next two games because someone might then ask me what I think.
"This debate about me not picking Freddy is not worrying me in the slightest. When I had quite a successful spell as an international manager with Ireland, I had an unwritten rule that I would never comment on what league managers did.
"They pick their team and I pick mine. I never once tried to pick theirs and I used to get really annoyed when they tried to pick mine.
"These days, as I am getting nearer to 50 than 40, it doesn't really concern me. But I really do find it bizarre. It comes down to what I decide with Wolves. I don't want people to try to start drumming up trouble.
"I care what the fans think and they want to see a team that is winning. They have to trust me. I will do what I think is the right thing to do with Freddy."
Toshack has also had to watch Robert Earnshaw used only sporadically by Derby since his £3.5million move in the summer.
The Wales chief has attempted to cool the situation with McCarthy, saying: "I must emphasise I was not being critical of any club manager.
"I was simply making the point that when Freddy Eastwood and Rob Earnshaw went for big money in the summer, it was good news for Wales. But the fact they are not playing does not help us."