Valencia coach Gary Neville looked to the positives following his side's 2-2 draw with Getafe at the Mestalla on Saturday.
Los Che twice rallied from behind to level the matters, thanks to goals from Paco Alcácer and Santi Mina, but they were unable to push on and grab a winner in the second half of the league encounter.
In fact, Valencia were forced to defend for large passages of play in the second stanza as they just about managed to hold on and claim a share of the spoils.
"For half an hour or 35 minutes in the second half, we controlled the game, but then there were counter-attacks, which created problems for us," Neville said in his post-match interview.
"We had a bit of luck as Getafe didn't take their chances at the end, but I also consider it our best game physically.
"Still, we need to improve and this [winter] break will help us face the series of matches we have in January as we'll be playing twice a week."
Valencia will no have a break lasting just under two weeks before returning to action against Villarreal on New Year's Eve.