After a none too inspiring first 20 or so minutes, the game came to life when Robbie Keane pounced on a error by home keeper Mark Schwarzer to open the scoring. Unfortunately, Boro came back strongly, took the lead before half-time and we were chasing the game from then on and managed to level twice through Jermaine Jenas and finally Mido.
"I think before the game we would probably have taken a point, but you never know how a game is going to turn out," reasoned the skipper. "After 25 minutes we were 1-0 up and thinking about the three points, but they are a good side and came back into it.
We had to then dig deep twice to get back on terms
"It wasn't a great performance, it was a hard earned point and Middlesbrough will be more disappointed with the draw at home. We did well and the spirit was good.
"We were under pressure at times and Robbo was brilliant in goal. We believe we can score goals and if we can keep it tight-ish at the other end we feel we can win games.
"We have different players scoring and we are getting more goals from midfield now, which is helping out."
Ledley King believes it was a point won against Middlesbrough last time out, although he admits he was pondering the possibility of three on 25 minutes.