Michael Duff praised the Robins resilience as they came back from two goals down to earn a point at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium against Forest Green.
Goals from Luke Varney and Conor Thomas helped the Robins secure a second Sky Bet League Two draw against the Nailsworth side in front of an attendance of over 5,000.
"A couple of times we've played against teams at the top of the league who have played this formation and they've done it better than us because they've done it longer than us," Duff said after the game.
"But the bigger picture is you're 2-0 down against a team that's trying to get promoted and we've come back and showed a little bit of spirit. A hundred per cent we lose that game two months ago - without a doubt.
"The group has got better, more dogged, stuck at it and we've actually had a couple of good chances at the end to pinch it.
"But four points against two good teams over the Christmas period is another point away from the bottom two. You can't always play like we did on Boxing Day - it's a fact you cannot play that well every week. But you'll always take four points from two games all the time."
Watch Duff's full interview on iFollow above.
The Robins are next in action on New Year's Day with a trip to Yeovil Town's Huish Park.