Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis was full of praise for his counterpart Neil Harris and his Millwall side in the wake of Saturday's 2-0 result at the Riverside Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship.
Goals from Britt Assombalonga and Jonny Howson condemned The Lions to their second straight defeat, but following a 17-match unbeaten run that propelled the club to sixth place, Pulis began his press conference by lauding Millwall's "exceptional" campaign.
"We knew it was going to be at tough game," he said.
"Neil and Millwall Football Club have had an exceptional season. They're a team.
"They’ve got a very competitive group of players who work tremendously hard for one another, and they squeeze the pips out of everything.
"They were well set up on Saturday and they’re one of the big over-achievers in The Championship. I think Neil should be very proud of the group of players he has got and the effort and commitment they give him every game.
“We knew we’d have to compete with Millwall, and then when we got the opportunities, we had to play the way we can play."