Red Bull Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch felt his side proved a point against Liverpool on Wednesday night, but came under fire from some quarters.
Liverpool eventually won 4-3 at Anfield, but not before they had given up a 3-0 lead.
Salzburg changed their system and the hosts failed to get to grip with it, but Mo Salah took his tally to 12 in 13 Anfield Champions League appearances to finally secure a first victory in Group E.
Having opened their campaign with a 6-2 win over Genk, who subsequently held Napoli to a goalless draw, Marsch thought his side announced themselves on the European stage.
“We have seen, we can play at this level. When we play our football, we always have a chance,” said Marsch.
“Of course we had the hope for a point after getting it back to 3-3, we were close. I am very proud of the team and it is important that we learn from this evening.”
Marsch though has been criticised by pundit Peter Crouch, after he was seen running down the touchline to celebrate the equalising goal.
Speaking on BT Sport, Crouch suggested that Marsch had got “carried away” with his side’s comeback.
“Just ridiculous to get it back to 3-3, it’s amazing,” he said. The coach got a little carried away to be honest.
“I can understand it definitely but he still had half an hour to go, so he might have regretted it.”