The former Blackburn man admitted it was a shock to the system to return to the pace of the English game, and was frustrated not to pick up the three points today.
"It's very much more an intensive style of play than it was in Russia," said Samba. "I'm obviously satisfied with the clean sheet, but very, very disappointed with the draw.
"For us there was nothing for it but a win to be back with the pack. We're really disappointed.
"We played very well, so we hope that will be enough to remain in the league.
"I think we'd done enough to win the game and we've been unfortunate with the penalty."