Hull City boss Phil Brown thought his side did enough to win Tuesday's Premier League clash at Bolton Wanderers.
The Tigers had trailed 2-0 at one stage but battled back to draw 2-2 with substitute Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink missing a great chance to secure all three points in stoppage time.
Brown admitted after the game:"I'm very pleased with a point but a bit disappointed it wasn't three. We were staring at the abyss at 2-0 down and I thought our subs worked out well.
"We didn't look like we had the legs in the team earlier in the game, but if you look at the contribution of George Boateng, who ran the show in the latter stages, it shows I picked the right team.
"One of their team-mates dropped a clanger (Boaz Myhill) but they showed their spirit. At 2-0 down you are not staring into the abyss you are staring at ways and means of getting back into the game.
"The team spirit was epitomised after their second goal went in. The boys deserved something from the game and just how do you measure team spirit?
"There is real spirit there. When we got the second I thought we could have gone on and won the game.
"The performance was not down to individuals but team spirit. It was important to get something from it and in terms of a point and the performance, we did that."