Dundee manager Paul Hartley said his players thoroughly merited their 1-1 draw against Inverness in the Ladbrokes Premiership at Dens Park.
Kane Hemmings’ 86th-minute equaliser, his 20th goal of a profitable season, cancelled out Ross Draper’s 13th-minute opener.
Hartley said: “On another day, we could have won this match 5-1.
“We were thinking it’s not our day, but with this group of players they just keep going to the end.
“I’m delighted for Kane to get his 20th goal. It’s a fantastic achievement.”
Dundee now have Celtic to come in midweek, followed by next weekend’s Scottish Cup quarter-final clash with Rangers at Ibrox.
“We’re going into a testing week mentally with two games in Glasgow in the space of a few days but I believe in them,” Hartley said.
“It says a lot for their spirit that they never give up. I’m really pleased with them overall as they have lost just once since the New Year. That’s a pretty good record.”
Inverness manager John Hughes admitted he could not deny the hosts a share of the spoils.
Hughes said: “I’m honest enough to admit that Dundee deserved their draw.
“We seem to have this thing when we’re in front to try and hang on to protect our lead rather than keep playing football.
“My other concern is the goal we lost from a set-piece. That is fundamentals and it costs you when you’re not doing that properly.
“We’ve found that our today. It’s disappointing but you have to say Dundee deserved it over the piece as our keeper had some good second-half saves.”