Adriano chose to look at Barcelona’s draw at Milan as a point earned rather than two dropped in their Champions League campaign.
The Catalans saw their 100 per cent start to the European season ended with a 1-1 result at San Siro, as Lionel Messi cancelled out Robinho’s early strike, only for Barca to fail to find a way through again.
For their full-back, the result has to be taken with a positive spin, for the performance from the team.
“We knew it was going to be very difficult. Unfortunately we were not able to grab the three points as we wanted, but a draw must be seen as an important step towards the next round,” considered Adriano post-match.
“We can be very satisfied also with the level of our performance. We kept possession for longer than Milan.
“We're improving match by match and this can give us an extra boost for our domestic games, too.
“The next Champions League game, at home against Milan, may be a defining moment for the group. I cannot say that we're strong favourites, but we will be playing at the Camp Nou.
“Lionel Messi was instrumental tonight, as he can be in any game. It was a bad time for us when Milan were leading, but we stole a ball in midfield and he scored the equaliser.”
Focus post-match has also been on former Real Madrid man Ricky Kaka’s performance for Milan.
“I'm very happy for Kaka, for the champion he is and for the person he is. He was Milan's best player tonight and I do hope he continues like this.”