Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson said there were plenty of positives to take following his side's 2-0 defeat to Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.
The Steelmen remain in fourth after an Odsonne Edouard goal and a Richard Tait own goal gave the Hoops victory.
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But despite the setback Robinson praised his side's spirited display.
He said: "There were some very good performances. I thought Devante Cole was terrific today, Bevis Magubi, young Barry Maguire in for his second game of the season.
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"When you limit Celtic to an own goal and they score from our free kick and then it's a defensive error and we got punished. Deccy [Declan Gallagher] intercepts and Edouard puts it into the top corner - that's the level you are playing against here.
"There's a lot of positives. I thought we were very well organised and the boys carried that out to the letter.
"Could we have held more of a threat in the final third? Yes, but they wear you down and take a lot out of you. You don't beat Lazio if you're not a top class side."
Robinson also reserved praise for Gallagher, whom he felt showed why he has been called up to the Scotland national team.
He said: "I think Declan Gallagher showed that he is right in the mix. Steve will be well aware of that he knows how well Declan's been doing as does Alex. I think he's improving, he's a very good footballer and he's playing at the top of his game."