Bournemouth have momentarily displaced Norwich City at the top of the Championship table, courtesy of a narrow win 1-0 over a battling Wycombe Wanderers side.
But tensions ran high late into second-half stoppage time as Bournemouth teammates Junior Stanislas and Sam Surridge had to be separated by Jefferson Lerma.
The clash between the two forwards occurred after Surridge had opted to cut inside and shoot, rather than wind the clock down by the corner flag.
When asked about the incident Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall looked at positive side of the incident.
“For me it just goes to show the passion of the team and how much they want to win – how much each game means to them,” Tindall told the Bournemouth Echo.
“You don’t want to see what happened but it’s no different to what happens up and down the country on the training ground from time-to-time.“There’s no hard feelings between the two of them. They were just frustrated at the time and passion probably got the better of both of them.”
Tindall added that all was now well between Stanislas and Surridge after the game.
“They are in the changing room now, all fine, all laughing, all joking, still united and it’s all forgotten.
“There is no jazzing it up to make it look any better but for me that’s just passion from the two players – how much winning the game meant to them.
“That’s all it was. I put it down to great passion, I want my players to play with passion every time they put on the red and black shirt.
“I want them to show everybody how much it means to them. You don’t want them to take it out on each other but these things happen up and down the country, week in week out.
“I have spoken to the them in the changing room just now and they are fine.
“How important each decision is on the pitch and what that means to them – I think probably got the better of the situation.
“But they are fine, there is no problem. They are really good team-mates. We have got a really tight group and that’s always been the case.”