Despite dominating large passages of play the visitors just couldn't hit the back of the net but did have chances to break the deadlock.

"I was very pleased with the performance," declared Paulo.

"I was happy with the attitude and personality of the players as we played our normal game."

It was the third consecutive game in which the Swans have failed to hit the back of the net but the manager feels that when one goal goes in a lot more will follow.

"Technically we are a very good team with goals in the squad.

"When we start scoring I feel that they will start flowing. We have been working a lot in training in the final third and I believe we have the quality to deliver goals."

Barnsley were playing their first home game under new boss Mark Robins and were on a high following the midweek win at Derby.

And Paulo knew about the tough test that the Tykes would offer at Oakwell.

"It is not an easy place to come," he added.

"Especially when you come up against a team with a new manager.

"They are a difficult team to play against, one with a lot of enthusiasm and I am sure that they will do well under Mark [Robins]."