The caretaker-manager at Tottenham Hotspur, David Pleat, has cleared the air with Bafana Bafana defender Mbulelo Mabizela about his apparent unhappiness at the club.
OJ, as he is known at White Hart Lane, was reported on a South African radio station as saying he felt alienated at the club.
Pleat told the club's official website,"I had a chat with OJ this morning he certainly feels his thoughts and comments have been misunderstood. Quite clearly settling in always takes time and has its own difficulties but he is determined to do well and works very hard to that end.
"Any frustrations he has come through his impatience to achieve. He has made it clear to me that he does not in any way feel alienated and, as days go by, he will get more used to the dressing room banter."
Mabizela has yet to make a Premiership start for north London club.