Del Bosque - No internal rifts
Barca and Real players behave on international duty
Last Updated: September 2, 2011 3:18pm
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque insists there is no tension between his Barcelona and Real Madrid squad members.
The Primera Liga giants have been involved in regular tussles on the field, with tempers having boiled over at times.
Their latest clash, in the Super Cup, saw players and coaching staff from both sides involved in a mass brawl.
Three players were sent off in the game and an angry exchange broke out at the end of the contest.
Real boss Jose Mourinho poked Barca assistant Tito Vilanova in the eye, claiming to have been the subject of provocation and insults from the Catalan bench.
Bad blood has existed between the two domestic rivals for generations, but those differences are expected to be put to one side when on international duty.
Del Bosque claims that is the case in his camp, with Barca and Real players prepared to compete alongside each other without complaint.
"There is no problem within the national team," he said.
"The players know the difference between the league and the national team, they know they represent Spain."
Barca and Real contribute 14 members of Del Bosque's 24-man squad for a friendly date with Chile and a Euro 2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein.