Rafa Benitez has played down reports of a training ground bust-up with his Chelsea players - and insisted the atmosphere inside the dressing room is 'very good'.
The interim Blues boss was said to have clashed with captain John Terry and other senior stars as an inquest was held into Sunday's 2-0 defeat away to Manchester City.
Benitez has admitted frustrations were aired by Terry, who was a substitute against City, and a number of his team-mates during Monday's meeting but is adamant he has the full backing of his squad.
Asked about his relationship with the Chelsea players, the Spaniard said: "It is fantastic. I have no problem."
"This was a normal meeting between players and technical staff, which happens after every game, it was normal talk, nothing else. You show your disappointment, that is normal," he continued.
"I can understand the frustrations of Terry, he is an important player for us and has been injured with his knee.
"It was very brief exchange of ideas, and that is it, nothing else. It is just a team talk after a defeat.
"We had a meeting on the pitch with my players and technical staff, which is part of our business. Now we have to move on and start thinking about Middlesbrough."