The Saints will leave Israel with a vital away point after a hard-fought 0-0 draw at the Turner Stadium which has them sitting nicely on top of Group K on four pints form two matches, ahead of Hapoel on goal difference.
"I think it is a good point because we played a good team who have good physical and technical players," Puel said after the match.
"It was important to come back with a point when we cannot get three for the future.
"We could not find a goal or many good chances but we kept a point against a very good team. It is not a surprise that they beat Inter Milan (in the opening game).
"We can see the solidarity between the players to get the result as it was a very difficult game, with a long journey and we now try to recover for Leicester in two days."