Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has said it was a mixed feeling for him after Alexis Sanchez was shown a red card in a 3-1 victory over Sampdoria.
Sanchez, on loan from Manchester United, made his first start, scored and was shown two yellow cards.
Conte says he can only look at the glass half full, and not half empty.
“Fortunately, the way it finished, I can look at the glass half full," Inter coach Antonio Conte told Sky Italia.
“I’d prefer a more relaxed match on an emotional level, as we absolutely dominated the first half and were in complete control.
“Finding ourselves in that situation and emerging with a victory fortifies us. It helps us realise we can consolidate success and continue playing our football even when down to 10 men."
The victory restored Inter’s two-point lead over Juventus at the top of the table ahead of a meeting between the sides at San Siro next Sunday, while Sampdoria are rooted to the bottom of the table after taking three points from the opening six rounds.