Flintoff denies tension in side

England captain Andrew Flintoff had denied any suggestions that there is tension in his side and has said that everything is going fine in the English dressing rooms, reported the AAP

Rumours of in-fighting started when a couple of players missed the traditional team Christmas dinner.

The whispers intensified today, as only a handful of team members showed up for a New Year’s boat cruise on the Sydney Harbour.

“Everyone fits in, everyone is a different character. They are a real happy bunch … We all bounce off each other,” he said.

“I enjoy being around them to keep me up. The morale’s good.”

“Obviously we’re not happy with the way things have gone but as a group of people … morale has taken a few knocks at times. When you get beat, that does happen.

“We’ve stuck together well and it would be nice of we could just get something out of this trip now.”

Flintoff said the fact that players had not attended team events was no indication that the team was in strife, nor that confidence was low.

“Some lads did their own thing. I wouldn’t read too much into that,” he said.

“As for last night, the lads were left to their own devices to do what they wanted to do. Some went to a restaurant, some went on a boat, and some did their own thing.”

England take on Australia tomorrow in Sydney for the final Ashes Test.

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