After the impressive Charles N'Zogbia gave Villa a deserved 55th-minute lead, the visitors were gifted an equaliser when midfielder Fabian Delph flicked Bryan Ruiz's corner into his own net with a header 11 minutes later.
"We played really well," he said. "I have got nothing but praise for the performance. We played really well and got a draw. That point could be massive. We're pulling teams right into it. I'm not too disappointed at all with the performance.
"They have got some terrific players. But some of the chances we created were excellent. I am sitting here and the point could be huge for us.
"A few games ago there weren't as many teams in the fight as there is now. There is a right cluster there."