Taarabt scored on his Serie A debut, but Gokhan Inler and a Gonzalo Higuain brace turned it all around.
â€śTaarabt had a great debut. He showed a lot of quality, worked hard and scored a great goal. He presented himself well, didnâ€™t he?â€ť
Seedorf explained some of his unusual choices, such as benching Riccardo Montolivo and pushing Ignazio Abate into the attacking trio behind Mario Balotelli.
â€śIt was a step backwards in terms of the result, but I also saw many positive things. Unfortunately we had prepared it a certain way, then Kaka and Keisuke Honda got ill, so I had to make changes.
â€śWe didnâ€™t have all the players to use this system. I saw Ignazio was struggling a little in the first half, so I moved Urby Emanuelson there as Iâ€™ve seen him play there a few times under Allegri.
â€śI wanted to make two substitutions after the break, but had to preserve one, so I opted to move the players around instead.
â€śWeâ€™ve got the Champions League coming up and Kaka wouldâ€™ve played if he hadnâ€™t been ill for three days with a fever. As well as to get as many points as possible, my job is to help improve the players who I found in not great physical condition. That takes time.â€ť
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