Jamaal Lascelles reveals why he came to blows with Newcastle team-mate Mohamed Diame

Jamaal Lascelles and Rafa Benitez
Jamaal Lascelles and Rafa Benitez

Jamaal Lascelles has spoken about his fight with Newcastle United team-mate Mohamed Diame.

Lascelles and Diame clashed on the training field early last month.

The pair apologised to the team-mates after the incident and offered to take the team out for a meal.

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Lascelles, United's captain. has spoken about the bust-up in an interview with former Newcastle skipper Alan Shearer for the BBC's The Premier League Show.

"I just didn't like what I saw," said the defender. "I don't care who I upset. If we fall out, we fall out. If it comes to blows, it comes to blows.

Mohamed Diame

Mohamed Diame

"I've got to do my job and that's why I wear the armband."

At the time, United manager Rafa Benitez said he "had seen worse" on the training field during his long managerial career.

Jonjo Shelvey broke his finger breaking up the fight.

"To be fair, it was a surprise," said Benitez. "It was part of a small training game, and there was a fight.

Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez

"Jonjo was in the middle, so he was making peace and everything was fine.

"After the incident, they apologised to each other. Maybe they will buy lunch for everyone. It was Mo’s idea to take the team out to lunch. I don’t know when or how they will do it.

"I have seen worse than that over the years. When you are in the middle of a game, and you are losing or winning, players can react in different ways.

"It is nothing. There's lots worse than that. I told Jamaal that he has to keep pushing in the right way, and Mo is normally training in the right way too. "

Meanwhile, Lascelles is doubtful for the November 18 game against Manchester United at Old Trafford after suffering an ankle injury against Bournemouth last weekend.