Erwin Mulder praised Swansea City’s fighting spirit after they ended Middlesbrough’s perfect home record.
Graham Potter’s side earned a share of the spoils at the Riverside Stadium as a tight contest ended 0-0.
Boro had won all four of their Championship matches on home soil so far this season before Saturday’s encounter.
And Mulder, who denied Jonny Howson and Britt Assombalonga in the first half, was full of praise for his team-mates as they kept Tony Pulis’ side at bay.
“Every corner, every throw in and every ball they had they wanted to put into the box, but we defended very well,” said the Dutch keeper.
“We did a great job as a team. We dug in, stayed together and deserved the point.
“We fight for each other and that is very important. After that, our quality needs to come through when we are in possession. When we do that then we can look forward to more points.”