Derek McInnes was in positive mood despite watching Bristol City blow a two-goal lead at Bolton.
The visitors scored twice through Steve Davies, but Chris Eagles halved the deficit before the break and rejuvenated Wanderers scored twice more in the second half.
"The two-goal lead that we had was no more than we deserved," McInnes said. "We nullified a lot of good players that Bolton possess, I thought we made them very anxious and nervous, and we had a real discipline, organisation and focus in that first period.
"I actually think the important goal for them was the first goal. Rather than Bolton going off to jeers and boos and all the rest of it at half-time, there was a wee bit of understanding there and encouragement.
"We've been punished from a couple of midfield runs that we haven't done well enough to see off, but over the 90 minutes I thought we more than took part in the game against a good side.
"With the work we put in and the amount of good play we had - on another day that wins you points, but we've been undone."