Uwe Rosler admitted his Brentford side remain a work-in-progress after they needed a last-gasp Farid El Alagui volley to snatch a 1-1 draw against Sky Bet League One new boys Gillingham.
El Alagui struck past Stuart Nelson following Harlee Dean's lay-off in the fifth minute of injury time to maintain Brentford's unbeaten start to the season.
After spending big over the summer on a number of new faces, including striker Will Grigg from Walsall, the Bees were hotly-tipped to go up this season.
But Rosler believes improvements must be made if his side, who fell behind to Adebayo Akinfenwa's opener, are to set the pace.
"I'd be happy with the point, especially when you get it in injury time," he said.
"It was not lucky, because we hit the target nine times from 20 attempts, but overall I think I'm disappointed with our performance.
"We talked about the same thing last season, that we're not converting our good play into enough goals.
"We had enough chances and we are also talking about the opposition, who score a goal out of nothing.
"The players are getting more games under their belt, they're getting more experience and eventually we will score more goals. In the end, I take that point.
"It's always good to come back, it's always good to get a goal so late, we've dominated in attempts and chances, but everybody in our team knows we have to play better and be more dominant. We are not the finished article yet."
Akinfenwa slotted home from close range after 40 minutes following neat interplay between Myles Weston and Danny Kedwell before Bees goalkeeper David Button denied the same two players from doubling the Kent side's advantage.
For Brentford, Dean's header failed to trouble Nelson after he latched on to George Saville's free-kick in the opening minutes, while Chris Whelpdale's instinctive block denied Clayton Donaldson an injury-time equaliser shortly before El Alagui earned the Bees a point.
It's a first point of the season for Gillingham, but it was not the win Martin Allen was looking for against his old club and he left post-match media duties to assistant John Schofield.
"Brentford are a highly-fancied team, but to us it's irrelevant who is in the other dressing room," Schofield said.
"We have to perform to our level, and if we do that, we'll give ourselves a chance of picking up points every week. I think we've done that.
"The intensity was there and the way we passed the ball and our tempo was there to be seen.
"You're always disappointed to concede a goal and if we had conceded with half an hour to go, it wouldn't have felt like it feels now.
"The confidence among the players is great, their spirit is still high. I think when you look at the teams in League One, you know every game is going to be hard.
"I think we've adapted to the level of competition well and we've had good spells in every game we've played this season."