The result left Lyon in fourth with just a slim chance of catching Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Ligue 1, but Garde has denied that he has given his side an easy time.
"I get pretty annoyed when I hear talk that I'm not being tough enough on the players," he told the club's official website.
"Personally, I don't have the feeling that I'm not firm enough. I hold each player to his responsibilities. I put my heart into everything I say and everything I do.
"I have to be right behind the players the whole time to remind them of how individual interests work vis-a-vis the interests of the team. It's a shame, but that's how it is."
Lyon host Toulouse on Sunday.