He said: "I thank everyone for their compliments, which should be directed at the team and not to me, as they put in a wonderful game against the top of the class.
"The result may be negative, but the statistics show we did very well indeed. With a little more luck on some of our many scoring opportunities, we could be here discussing a different result.
"I have been here for three days and a half, so I just tried to give the team some confidence, working on the simple things and the pride of wearing a Toro jersey. It's a shame we conceded that goal on a distraction."