Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman was pleased with the character his team showed after a last-minute strike from Bruno Martins Indi earned his 10-men a 2-2 draw at FC Groningen.
Despite being a man down, the visitors fought back as Indi's 90th-minute strike earned Feyenoord a share of the spoils.
"I thought that in the first half we were not aggressive enough," Koeman said.
"During the rest of the game I passed the message to the guys to stay in the game as long as possible because FC Groningen missed opportunities.
"We knew that situations could arise where there were opportunities for us. With a good attitude, we still achieved a draw and that is a compliment to the team."
"I think we have done well," he said. "The team played as we like to see, aggressive and with early pressure. In addition, we had fantastic support from the fans. This has really helped the team.
"In the second half we got enough chances. When you then concede a last-second goal a draw feels like a loss. That was clearly noticeable in the dressing room. "