Huddersfield Town Jan Siewert has tried to explain why he left Aaron Mooy out of his starting line-up in the loss to Tottenham.
Mooy was benched in the 4-0 thrashing, with Juninho Bacuna partnering Jonathan Hogg in central midfield.
The Australian, one of Huddersfield's best players, was brought on to the field in the 82nd minute with his club 2-0 down.
Asked why the Socceroo was left out, Siewert said: "For me, it's important to talk about what he did when he came on the pitch.
"He directly gave everything. Aaron is a fantastic player, a really fantastic player, but we had another idea and he knows that. He is a great guy and he directly helped that we had our chances."
"When Tottenham changed their shape we had to be intelligent and look at what was possible. We brought Jon (Stankovic) a bit forward and changed to 4-3-3, and they also changed, and we directly had possibilities.
"Each player who came on the pitch responded with what I want from my team."