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.
Aragones has confirmed the pair exchanges views and believes Ramos would do well to listen to those with more experience.
"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."