Davy Fitzgerald professed himself happy with his Wexford side's showing after watching them see off a battling Laois outfit in their Allianz Hurling League opener.
Wexford won 2-27 to 2-16 at MW Hire O'Moore Park on Saturday evening against a side that had enjoyed highs in 2019's All-Ireland Championship.
Speaking to RTÉ Sport after the full-time whistle, Fitzgerald expressed general satisfaction with the overall outcome.
"Every game you play, you have to take it 100%. You have to pay them the utmost respect, especially after the result they had last year," he said.
"So, happy with the result."
The Wexford manager highlighted that his team accumulated "over 50 something" shots in the game.
But while he is "not going to worry about the wides", Fitzgerald did put the focus on a few mistakes as the downside to an otherwise positive performance.
"We should have been up eight, 100%," he said.
"We gave them two goals. They were two of our mistakes. We know that and we have to clean that up.
"That's the only thing I'm not happy about. I actually think we played some unreal stuff in the first half.
"I thought we played really good stuff in the first half. But we shouldn't have been going in up two points.
"We should have been up way more."
But he added that the "intensity" of his team was satisfying, before touching on their next league assignment against his native county Clare on 2 February.
"I know a lot of them guys and I know what's coming, so that'll be a tough one down there," he said.
"It doesn't look like we're going to get back any of the lads either. They'll be out another few weeks.
"So it is what it is and we'll just tear into it and see what happens."