City boss Eriksson was forced to defend himself after making rookie Joe Hart his number one goalkeeper ahead of Kasper Schmeichel and experienced Sweden international Andreas Isaksson.
When asked by a Swedish journalist why Isaksson had not been handed a chance, Eriksson said: "Sitting in Sweden and criticising what we do at Carrington is easy but I don´t think it´s fair. What hurt me is that one newspaper said that Isaksson and myself had a fight. That´s absolute rubbish - there has never been one bad word between us."
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