"Jermain was really annoyed with me for leaving him out and he is still angry with me now - and I wouldn't want it any other way to be honest," Adasm said.
"It was tactical. He might have got a point. He could easily turn round to me and say 'Look, you got it wrong boss because you lost.' But it's not easy being a manager and you have to make difficult decisions.
"He's a fantastic player, scores great goals but at the moment we are struggling with balance. Away at Liverpool and away at Arsenal I chose to keep him on the bench. Those are my reasons and speculate all you want but I have had no offers for Jermain Defoe, not one."