Inter coach Rafael Benitez has dismissed claims that he has fallen out with striker Diego Milito.
Milito has come under criticism this season, following a wonderful campaign last term.
The striker’s agent Fernando Hidalgo earlier blamed Benitez for his client’s poor start.
However, Benitez was quick to address Hidalgo’s complaint and was keen to quash talk of a Milito rebellion.
“I have spoken to Milito. He is well and is working good. He worked well today also,” Benitez told the press.
“Diego knows it’s just a matter of time. His agent’s comments? Milito told me he was surprised by the comments because he has not spoken to his agent for a month.
“I have learned one thing though. We are getting close to games against Roma and Juventus, and all these things are emerging…
“Will they have a negative impact? I like working on the pitch, staying focused. The most important thing is that my players work well. What people say on the outside is not important.”
Benitez also remarked upon debate generated by Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini, who claimed Inter are the new Juventus.
“Coming from the Premier League I can say that presidents there do not speak as much as they do here,” said Benitez.
“Also, we had 17 shots on goal against Palermo… I have respect for everyone in football, and so I will not add more. I am a coach that speaks about football,” he said.