Aitor Karanka was pleased with a hard-earned point after what proved to be a tough physical challenge at Watford.
Boro and The Hornets played out a goalless draw at Vicarage Road, but both sides enjoyed chances, with Cristhian Stuani going closest for the visiting Teessiders.
“It was maybe not the best to watch but for us it was a good game,” Karanka said.
“We showed once again we are a consistent team.
“It is true that I would like to have more chances, as we did in the first half.
“But in the second half, Watford were very strong, very physical, and we had to defend well.”
The Head Coach says Boro will take lessons from the trip to Vicarage Road.
“When we play in our style we create chances,” he said.
“But it is difficult in places like this when you are playing against a mature, physical team they control the tempo of the game.
“We have added one more point and it’s a game we will learn from in the future.”