Roma head coach
Zeman deviated from his rigid 4-3-3 formation for the first time this season as he decided to counter the absence of
Roma deserved to win regardless, according to Zeman, but he is unwilling to test the unfamiliar tactic for a second time against title-chasing Inter this weekend.
He told La Repubblica: "I hope not. I don't like playing three at the back, even if we did do well.
"The choice was dictated exclusively by the crisis. I hope I don't have to repeat it or that would mean we are still in trouble.
"We were missing a lot of players but we wanted to play the game. I did what I thought was the best thing given the men I had at my disposal.
"We struggled - that was expected. But the boys got their reward.
"Destro is an important player. He has quality and is a young and upcoming player. He had other chances, so I hope will open up and score more goals."
Inter is seven points shy of Serie A leader Juventus with ex-Roma defender
He said: "We are going to
"They are a team in good shape but we want to climb as high as possible. Roma are not easy to beat. They attack the spaces and get in behind you.
"They have players who always seem to find the right pass at the right time."
Lazio is just three points behind as Juve's failure to win at Parma compounded the Turin giant's poor recent run.
"I have great confidence in my team-mates," he said. "We expect to recover on Saturday."
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