Aitor Karanka accepted the point Birmingham City took from a difficult encounter with Luton Town.
The Birmingham City head coach admitted his team did not play as he would have liked – they had to rely on a first half penalty from Lukas Jutkiewicz for their 1-1 draw.
He said: “It’s a game to be happy with a point because it’s true we had a chance to win it but to be fair they had their chances.
“I think it a point is good, especially the first half we didn’t play and we didn’t control the game in the way I would like.
“When we scored I thought everything was going to be easier but it was even worse. They started to play better, we started to be more disorganised on the pitch, we didn’t keep the ball.
“The first half was not as good as we were expecting and the second half they started really well, then I made two or three substitutions and changed the shape because they were doing well and created chances.”
Karanka explained why he opted to go for a five man defence against a team that has only scored two goals at home in the last four matches.
“We knew that the pitch is narrow, they are really aggressive, really good on set-pieces and we conceded the goal at a corner.
“I knew playing with players like Jeremie or Ivan or Riley we would have problems. We tried to play with the same shape we played against QPR because the pitch is more or less the same.
“Then the second half when they were attacking more I decided to change because we needed the ball more, with Ivan, Riley and Jeremie we kept the ball more and had more chances.”
Karanka denied it was the formation that caused Blues’ problems.
“No, with the same shape we played well against QPR and Preston, it’s not about the shape, I think it is about how they understand the movements.
“I think it is true in the first half we weren’t really good without the ball, when we recovered the ball we lost it really quickly. The problem is we need to keep the ball for more time because it is impossible to defend for 90 minutes.”