Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has cooled talk of a club v country row over forward Andy Carroll.
Carroll made his England debut it the 2-1 defeat to France on Wednesday night, despite reporting for international duty with a groin problem at the start of the week.
The Magpies reportedly expected the 21-year-old to make an immediate return North but England’s medical staff felt the forward was fit enough to face the French.
That has led to speculation of a simmering row between the Premier League club and the Football Association, but Hughton insists that is not the case after Carroll completed 72 minutes without any problems.
He said: “What we did was voice our concerns. We assessed him on the Sunday morning at that stage he looked extremely doubtful, not only for Wednesday but also the weekend.
“Of course he’s a very tough individual, and the improvement he went through from Monday through to Wednesday saw him play in the game. That’s where we are, but we have to state that the lines of communication between ourselves and the FA were very good.
“No (frustration) at this moment because we would have benefited from it – the fact he’s got through 70 minutes, he’s made his debut.”