Cameron Toshack praised the character of Swansea City's Under-23s after they snatched a late point against Liverpool in Premier League 2.
The young Swans appeared to be on course for defeat at Landore after falling behind to Pedro Chirivella’s second-half strike.
However, despite seeing Adnan Maric sent off, they grabbed a stoppage-time equaliser through Liam Cullen, before Steven Benda saved Chirivella’s penalty with what was the last action of the game.
And Toshack highlighted the importance of what he felt was a well-deserved point.
“I think it was important that we got something from this game, especially with how much effort the players put in,” the under-23's coach said.
“It would’ve been a cruel blow to go home without anything.
“It’s our last game before the break, so the main things we asked of the players were to produce a performance and for them to show character.
“Recently, we’ve not shown the levels of performance that we’re capable of getting to, so we challenged them to do that today and see where it took us.
“At times, we could’ve passed the ball a bit better but you’ve got to give credit to Liverpool, who are a top football club with top players at all ages.
“It was great to see us get our just rewards. We certainly didn’t deserve to lose the game.”
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