Manchester City were denied precious three points by a late Middlesborough equaliser at the Etihad in Saturday’s Premier League.
The hosts went ahead courtesy of Sergio Aguero’s brilliant opener and looked like they would take all three points. De Roon ended any such thoughts in the 90th minute when his header beat Claudio Bravo.
It is Manchester City’s third consecutive Premier League draw at home and their inability to keep a clean sheet will have supporters worried.
Despite failing to get a result, Pep declared he was pleased with the team’s performance.
“I don’t have regrets and I am sad for the players because I think the players deserved to win. We made a lot of chances to win the game but in the last couple of games it didn’t happen.
“In the second half we didn’t play like in the first half but we didn’t play bad. They had one chance and it was in the last minute.
“We created enough chances and controlled the counter attacks really well. We created more than enough chances to win the game. In all leagues when you arrive in the last minute anything can happen.
After the demanding game this week and the way we played, maybe the team can be tired in the last minutes. If we scored a second goal the game was over.
“In the boxes we are not good enough but on the balance, how many chances you create is what you are going to see. We will improve.”