Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has refuted claims that he had a falling out with midfielder Mario Gotze during a recent training session.
Reports in the German press have suggested that all is not rosy between the Dortmund mentor and the Germany international, after Tuchel was alleged to have openly criticised the player while on the training pitch.
The 43-year-old has moved quickly to quash any speculation over the incident, telling ESPN: "I was informed on Wednesday that I had a problem with Mario, which is simply not true.
"I said loudly after a [passing exercise], where ten players were involved, that I was not satisfied.
"The journalists who were there have heard that, and it's also perfectly okay to write about it, but the sentence was not just about Mario, [that's] a big difference," he concluded.
Gotze has appeared 13 times in all competitions for Dortmund this season, after completing his return to the club in July from arch-rivals Bayern Munich.
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