Asked if he was unsure on his team or whether he wanted to keep opposition managers guessing, he said: “Both. If you play in competitions like Premier League and Champions League and Cup there is no way you have eleven players in your head.
“First of all, whoever you see on the pitch deserves to be on the pitch and we need to analyse what we give in there. We cannot just keep players on the pitch to keep them going.
“Sometimes it is like this, but after two intense games and away games with a lot of travelling and we missed a lot of sleep between Atletico, Man Utd and Liverpool, it was the moment to change.
“My belief there was no doubt because the guys who were on the pitch deserved it. We changed also a little bit because of the characteristic of the offensive players because we expected a bit of a man marking in offensive midfield so we went for speed and for deep runs today.”