"I have to compliment my team for recovering from a two-goal deficit – we reacted brilliantly," he said. "Before we conceded the two goals, we produced the best football we have played all season.
"Then, suddenly, you are two goals behind. Our comeback was impressive, however. Thankfully we made it 2-1 just before half-time.
"That, psychologically, was a big advantage for us. Huntelaar even had a great chance for the winner in the second half."
Schalke lead Group B with eight points from four matches.