Wasps head coach Dai Young was generous in his praise of his former side after Cardiff Blues won their LV= Cup game 22-17.
The Londoners led 14-7 at the break but the home side fought back, with former Wales international Ceri Sweeney coming off the bench to score the winning try to end a six-game losing streak for Cardiff.
"I thought the best team won. We didn't play very well and they wanted it more after their recent losses," said Young.
"If they'd put their kicks over, it would have been more clear-cut. We might have had a penalty try at the end, but it would have been an injustice if we'd won as a result."
Young was critical of his fringe players though, after they failed to make their mark after being given the chance to impress.
"We wanted to give them a chance to show what they could do but it's fair to say none of them put their hands up," added Young.
"We'll sit down during the week to discuss where we go in terms of selection next weekend, but we have a couple of important Premiership games coming up and we'll have to take that into account as well."
Cardiff Blues coach Nigel Davies was pleased his side ended their losing run and picked out fly-half Sweeney and Dan Fish for particular praise.
"It's good to win. We've still got some things to fix, but the boys have shown tremendous character in recent weeks and they deserved it," he said.
"Ceri played well when he came on. He's been a fantastic professional these last few weeks and it was great for him to score the decisive try.
"Dan was excellent. He runs well and has a good kicking game. I think he's a great talent for the future, not just for the Blues, but for Wales."