Raul Garcia was pleased with his Atletico Madrid side, despite letting slip a lead to draw 1-1 with Zenit St Petersburg.
“This wasn't an easy game but our side always stands up to the challenge,” he told uefa after their game in Russia.
“Personally, I'm going through a good spell at the moment.
“We knew beforehand just how difficult a side Zenit are. We'll continue to take things on a game-by-game basis.”