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Arbeloa: I'm Cool With Casillas

Alvaro Arbeloa has denied that there is rift between himself and his club and country skipper, Iker Casillas.

Last week, Arbeloa caused a stir when he criticised the fact that some Real Madrid players did not gel with former manager, Jose Mourinho.

"There are people who do not like having a coach who would not let them relax. I prefer people like 'Mou', who are straight up ... There does not need to be so much of a commotion if someone goes to the bench occasionally," he said.

Most people assumed he was talking about Casillas, who endured a fraught, feuding relationship with The Special One.

Real and Spain defender, Raul Albiol, then suggested that the relationship between Arbeloa and Casillas had grown “more cold.”

But speaking from the Spain camp, where La Furia Roja are preparing for their assault on the Confederations Cup, Arbeloa has insisted that his relationship with Casillas is hunky dory.

"We wear the same crests on our chest - for Madrid and the national team,” Arbeloa said.

“More importantly, my comments were not about Iker. Not even indirectly. There's no room for misinterpretation."

Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has also insisted that he senses no acrimony in the ranks.

And Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has echoed the assertion that there is peace behind the scenes at the Bernabeu.

"I've overseen great squads and there have always been some problems between certain players, but this is the most united squad I've seen since 2000, without saying that other squads weren't united," he told Marca.

"Like my mother used to say, every day is new. Every season, the players start with a new outlook."

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