Zeman raised eyebrows by leaving Daniele De Rossi on the bench in favour of Panagiotis Tachtsidis despite returning from a three-match ban.
“Who was more convincing? It’s difficult to evaluate, as Tachtsidis scored a goal and put in a good performance, even if he misplaced a few passes. De Rossi came on when we were already 3-2 up and was meant to protect the defence. Those are his characteristics.
“I always said I have a squad where anyone can play. There’s bound to be controversy whatever I decide, but I have to make my choices. When I lose, then you can say they were the wrong choices.
“I am well aware nobody is happy when they don’t get to play, but De Rossi is a professional and has already experienced situations like this."