David Moyes was delighted with Real Sociedad's 1-0 victory over Barcelona on Sunday but demanded more control from his troops in their upcoming matches.
The Basque outfit emerged with a famous win against La Blaugrana at Anoeta thanks to a combination of Jordi Alba’s early own goal and resilience to keep the visitors at bay for the remaining 88 minutes plus stoppage time.
“[Alba’s own goal’s] part of football, but we also did good things,” the Scottish Coach told reporters after the game.
“We defended very well, especially in the first half, but to defend against Barcelona is always very difficult, and it nearly cost us.
“The objective is to always play well with the ball, like Barcelona do, but the first step is to defend well, and that's the best thing we did against Barcelona.
“This team have been able to win big games against the best teams in the League and now must show the same ability to win other games, because here at home, for example, we’ve missed out on many points.
“We defended well tonight, it’s what we have to do in games like this, but in other games, where we don’t need to defend much, the team should play more and have more brilliance in attack. That’s what was missing.
“[Our ability to create chances and not be so hasty] should improve, but we must emphasise the team spirit and solidarity we had for the entire game. That was very important.
“The team have given the fans something to enjoy, they showed great courage, and it spread to the fans. We know that if we give them something, they always respond.
“We want it to be always like this because the bigger the crowd at Anoeta, the better the team we’ll be in the future.
“I hope in the future it’s just as packed out [as it was against Barca] and that the fans continue to cheer the team on.”