Wigan assistant coach praised his team’s perseverance as they eventually wore down Catalan to secure a 32-10 victory on Saturday.
The game was ties at 10-10 prior to the hour mark, before the Warriors pulled clear to take the points and cheer up head coach Shaun Wane, who was left behind after a hip operation.
Winder said: “I was really pleased with the result. For sixty minutes I thought it was a real arm wrestle and it was a really tough game.
“Both sides were very competitive. We just stuck at it and got through that 60-minute mark and things just started to open up for us.
“I thought we got what we deserved and we stuck with the process long enough and we managed to snag a couple of tries before the momentum went with us at the end.
“It was very tough, for both sides. It was very hot out there and a really physical game.
“I thought the quality of the game was really high, the opening 15 minutes saw both teams complete in the high eighties and there weren’t a lot of errors.
“The game was played with plenty of intent and at the end of the day we just had to hang in there.”