Danny Rohl hailed a “massive” point for Sheffield Wednesday and urged everyone to keep believing in his team after they came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against leaders Leicester.
The Owls, bottom of the Championship, levelled with a stoppage-time equaliser from Jeff Hendrick after the visitors had led through Abdul Fatawu’s first-half goal.
Rohl said: “Our players did so very well today. When you look how we played against the first of the table, how we pressed and how we played football.
“We had two big chances after five minutes to go in the lead. We believed in our match-plan and we did well.
“It’s a good feeling at the end that we had a happy end. It’s important that everybody is believing in us, supporting us and sometimes being a little bit patient.
“I know that sometimes it looks a little bit calm but we need this calmness to prepare the next action.
“My players did very well. It was good energy. It’s not easy when you play a team with so much quality. It’s a Premier League team. We fight for everything.
“It is massive for us. I believe in my players and I believe in the club. I’m in the right place and I enjoy every single day. I’m looking to Saturday to do it again.
“We deserved it. We pressed at the right moment and prepared good actions.
“At the end, I take the point for sure. I think it was deserved and it is great to see how we can work as a team together.”
Leicester’s lead came on 28 minutes when Stephy Mavididi sent over a cross from the left which went all the way to the unmarked Fatawu at the far post and he chested the ball down before firing past keeper Cameron Dawson.
The equaliser came in the third minute of time added on when the ball was lofted into the area and Callum Paterson’s cushioned header fell perfectly into the path of Hendrick who finished with ease.
Leicester manager Enzo Maresca was not too down-hearted with the result.
He said: “Championship games, they never finish. Sometimes we can concede, like tonight. That’s been a shame because the game was almost finished. At the end we concede.
“We try always but we know it’s not easy because sometimes, even if you see the table tonight, the first against the last, but it’s complicated.
“This team draw away against Leeds so you never know. I think we controlled the game but at the end we then concede the draw.
“For sure we could do something better, no doubt, on the ball and off the ball, but it is what it is.
“Still top but this is a long race. In less than 72 hours, we have one more game. Now it is a matter of recovery. The most important thing is to recover the energy.
“We could do many things better. We create some chances where we need to be a bit more clinical. I think at two-nil the game is finished – we kill the game.
“The idea was to allow players to recover for the next game. You need to refresh.”