Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has insisted that he was "proud" of the way his players performed during their 3-1 defeat to West Ham United.
The result has left Boro in 16th place in the Premier League, just four points above the drop zone, but the Spaniard was adamant that his team were competitive against the Hammers.
"As a manager I cannot be more proud of my players than I am now," he told reporters.
"They have done every single thing. We win as a team, lose as a team. We have to work on the last 10, 15 minutes."
"Victor Valdes is having an amazing season, helping us a lot," he added.
"He is one of the best keepers in the world and us as a club have to be proud to have plays like him."
West Ham have broken into the top 10 following their win in the North-East. body check tags ::