Valerien Ismael is 'very proud' of Barnsley's performance in their 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.
The Reds dominated the Yorkshire derby and won it through Daryl Dike's overhead kick midway through the second half.
Ismael told the Chronicle: "I am very proud of the guys and told them this is exactly our identity and what we need all the time. From the first minute we were really clear and focused. We had to score more goals in the second half but we stood strong in defence and kept the clean sheet. We did our job tonight.
"You never know at 1-0, a long ball in the box and anything can happen. But Huddersfield didn't have a big chance to score. We were really strong and I had big confidence."
On Dike, who scored his ninth goal of the season, Ismael said: "Coventry was not his best game but he bounced back. That was the same as the team."
Michael Sollbauer replaced Toby Sibbick and impressed on the right of the back three.
Ismael said: "He was man of the match. He was brilliant, he was everywhere, he was loud with his personality and mentality. He made a brilliant save in the first half but he was the leader on the pitch throughout 90 minutes."
Sollbauer added: "It was a huge win and a deserved one. We had to work really hard for the three points because Huddersfield played really well. After the Sunday game it was really really important to bounce back.
"We have saved some goals for the upcoming weeks. One was enough because we kept a clean sheet and our strikers will score more in the next hopefully very important games."
The one blemish on the game for Barnsley was an injury suffered by Dominik Frieser, who was replaced by Dike just before the break. Ismael said: "It's a hamstring injury. We need to make a scan. He had the same injury last year with LASK and came back after two weeks so this is my hope that he will come back quickly."