By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Zeman did not attend the post-match press conference and Baldini had to carry out the media duties on his behalf instead.
"He said he'd be happier not talking," Baldini told the assembled journalists.
The Czech tactician's frustration centered on Pellissier's 87th minute goal as the striker got on the end of a long ball and put the ball past Mauro Goicoechea despite suspicions of offside. The Giallorossi had to endure a foggy second half where visibility was severely compromised making it difficult for them to find a way back into the game as well.
"Some things didn't sit well with him and he didn't want to stir up controversy. The offside goal wasn't the only incident," Baldini continued.
"Roma tried to take the initiative and perhaps the right result would've been a draw. We were unable to play the game we wanted to, but we're still certain that we can fight with the top clubs.
"Of course we could've done more today [Sunday], as the performance was decent in the first half and less so after the break.
"We lacked the right fitness levels and the pitch didn't help a team like ours that plays with ball to feet."
Roma had scored four victories on the trot prior to the away fixture and have one final game against AC Milan on Saturday before the start of the traditional winter break.