AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf has explained the axing of Adel Taarabt.

Taarabt started for victory over Chievo Verona.

Seedorf said: "I can see more concentration, as Taarabt is creative and wants to always be creative. I saw in training he suffered his inability to perform the way he wanted to and it really hurt him, so I preferred to protect him and ease him in more slowly when he regained confidence."