24 December 2013 Last updated at 10:42 GMT

Kevin Pietersen reacts to Geoffrey Boycott 'mug' comments

Kevin Pietersen says he has "the greatest admiration" for Geoffrey Boycott, despite the former England batsman branding him a "mug" earlier this week.

Pietersen, 33, has struggled badly on the Ashes tour so far, scoring only 165 runs in his six innings, but insists he is "as good as gold at the moment".

The England batsman also reacts to Graeme Swann's comments that certain players are "up their own backsides", saying he has been called "much worse" when he is fielding on the boundary.