Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani insists the training ground brawl between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Oguchi Onyewu was “a good sign.”
The two teammates came to blows on Friday afternoon when Ibra put in a particularly crunching tackle.
Reports from the 30 fans who witnessed the altercation suggest Onyewu reacted by putting his hand around the Swede's neck and it took several people to separate them, terminating the session.
“It's true that there was a vivacious clash between them and the training session was suspended for a little while,” confessed Galliani.
“It often happens on a football field and the news only made headlines because it was witnessed by a few fans in the stands, as we were on one of the outer training pitches.
“In any case, they cleared the air between them and I spoke to both of them for a long time. It's all over.
“In fact, I consider it to be a good side. I like to see players with grit. I prefer that to training sessions with chamomile tea where people are falling asleep.”
The Vice-President also commented on Pippo Inzaghi's amazing brace against Real Madrid.
“I told Pippo he can be the Jose Altafini of Milan – the man who comes on with half an hour to go and decides the game. I told him he's 37 now and with this approach he can carry on until he's 40.”
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £5,000 monthly.