Fenerbahce coach Aykut Kocaman downplays Emre Belezoglu's bust-up with team-mate, and denies punch claims

The veteran midfielder was rumoured to have attacked his boss during a spat with fellow player Cristian Baroni, but this has been rubbished by the Turkish club
Fenerbahce coach Aykut Kocaman has admitted he was annoyed with Emre Belezoglu's recent behaviour in a bust-up with a team-mate, but denies that the midfielder threw a punch at him.

The former Inter and Newcastle man was reported to have had a disagreement with fellow player Cristian Baroni after the Super Lig side's 2-0 win over Bursaspor on Monday night.

During the incident, the 31-year-old was believed to have tried to strike his boss, and has subsequently been suspended for the time being.

However, Kocaman has since insisted that the punch claims are untrue.

"I was angry with Emre arguing in the changing room with Cristian, but there was no punch-up," the 46-year-old told Dogan News Agency.

When quizzed on the incident, Emre seemed to think that it was a minor disagreement that has been blown out of proportion by the press.

"This is nothing too serious. I feel I don't need to comment on the issue," the Turkey international told Anadolu News Agency.