Speaking of The Wanted in an interview with Now magazine, Tomlinson previously said: "There was one press story where they were bad-mouthing us. I thought maybe that had been twisted.
"But then there ended up being about ten stories and they've been caught on camera doing little things. I just think, 'If you want to create that rivalry, then let's do it'."
When asked about his remarks, Max George told us: "We haven't said anything," to which bandmate Jay McGuiness agreed: "I think it takes two to tango but I get why. The press always like whip stuff up.
"Like, no one means it and they'll ask you what do you think of their song and you say 'I like it, but I wouldn't buy it' and then the next day, you read 'The Wanted would never buy a One Direction song'."
He continued: "It was always gonna happen and obviously now, he's like bitten a chomp off but we are gonna see him in New York, and just chat and see exactly what's happened."
Max continued: "We just wanna chat and ask them to their faces as he [Louis] called us two-faced or something."
When asked what they made of Liam Payne's accusations that TW had previously been "really trashy" about 1D in the press, Tom Parker hit back: "I think they are doing that themselves."