Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is not concerned with the training ground bust-ups at the club this season.
Summer signings Jerome Boateng and Mario Balotelli clashed earlier in the campaign, while Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor, who were team-mates at Arsenal, recently had a flare-up that was captured by press photographers.
But Mancini claims these incidents are merely part of the game and that he has no problem with player disagreements as long as the issue is settled before the training session finishes.
The Italian said: “Sometimes we fight for them (the photographers) so they can sell their pictures.
“I played football. I know that in every team sometimes these things can happen. When you stay and train every day and play a match at 100%, it can happen this way.
“I had a fight on the training ground about five times in my career. One time when I was young I had a fight in training against an English player who was playing with me at Sampdoria - Trevor Francis.
“I don't remember the cause of it because it was about 25 years ago, but I remember the fight very well. It's important that afterwards, it was finished.
“I'm not bothered about the headlines, no, no, absolutely not. I like players to be competitive on the training ground, but this happens at every club.
“We give a fine to the players for fighting because we mustn't do this, but it happens again. Sometimes not, sometimes it's better to.
“It's never serious because it starts and finishes in two minutes and in the dressing room everything is finished. We fine the player, the player pays and in the end any money may go to charity.
“We call it creative tensions. I understand that this can happen sometimes - not always - but it can happen sometimes.
“I'm not worried because it's not serious. It's for stupid things, always.”