LEWIS Cook insisted Junior Stanislas and Sam Surridge “both know they shouldn’t have done that on the pitch” after the pair’s altercation in the latter stages against Wycombe.

The team-mates exchanged a heated moment ending up in a shoving match during the 1-0 win at Vitality Stadium.

Stanislas, who earlier had netted what proved to be the winner, appeared upset that Surridge opted to shoot at goal rather than pulling the ball back to him inside the area.

The pair had to be calmed down by Philip Billing, while the referee also had words with the duo and captain Steve Cook.

Giving his take on the incident, Lewis Cook told the Daily Echo: “I didn’t see much of it. I was quite far away but they are two lads that both want to score goals and do well for the club.

“Look, we don’t mind people giving it their all and wanting to score but they both know they shouldn’t have done that on the pitch. They are fine now, so that’s the main thing.

“It’s just wanting to win football matches, wanting to score goals. We are a team, we are together 100 per cent and little things like that don’t mean a lot at all.

“We are a very driven team that want to score goals and win games. The main thing is we are fine now.”

Asked whether he had seen it on training grounds previously, the Cherries midfielder replied: “Yeah, definitely. Training sometimes can get really heated.

“I wouldn’t say as much here, but I’ve been in dressing rooms before where little things like that can be massive.

“Look, we want to win games, we want to compete, even if it’s in training we want to win. We are a very competitive team and it’s fine.”

Also giving his view on the incident, defender Adam Smith told BBC Radio Solent: “I think it happens a lot behind the scenes.

“Everyone saw it on the pitch, which we wouldn’t want, but I think it happens a lot in teams that are successful.

“It shows that we care and we want to win. I’d rather the lads be like that than not care.

“We didn’t want it to be on the pitch, we would rather keep it behind closed doors but they have made up now and we move on the to the next game.”