Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi has explained dropping Alberto Gilardino for their 0-0 draw with Siena.

He surprised many this afternoon by dropping Gilardino and Manuel Pasqual for the Tuscan derby.

"A Coach is paid to make choices and I never look at names when I pick my players. In other occasions I substituted Gilardino, while this time I introduced him after the break. Pasqual got a knock to the head two days ago and I didn't want to risk him.

"There will be one or two changes in January, but no transformation or signing a saviour. We've got to work and that is all."