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Torres denies Aragones rift

13 Jun 2008 - 09:46:29

Spain striker Fernando Torres has rubbished reports of a rift between himself and coach Luis Aragones.

The Liverpool forward looked unhappy and appeared to refuse to shake the hand of the veteran coach after being substituted during the second half of Spain's 4-1 opening group win over Russia.

But Torres has denied reports of a fall-out with the hardline tactician after playing down the incident.

"There is no problem. I have spoken to the coach and know it was just another change. I have no problems with him," he said.

"It seems a shame that so much importance is placed on this when Spain won 4-1.

"The rules of the dressing room that Luis taught me when I was 16 are those that have worked for me now and what is said in the dressing room stays there.

"I would never make a rude gesture to a coach and the squad are completely behind him."

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