Celtic were without a league win on the road since February before they went to Pittodrie to take on Aberdeen at the weekend.
A fighting 2-1 win over Aberdeen lessened some of the pressure that was building on Ange Postecoglou following a string of poor results domestically and in Europe.
Ferguson stressed that the performance or the quality of football was not great from Celtic and pointed out that Jota showed a determination to get the winner late in the game.
He admits that no one will remember how Celtic played a couple of weeks later but getting the three points was important as they needed to end their horror run of form away from home.
Ferguson said on the Go Radio Football Show: “Listen, it wasn’t great in terms of football-wise. But they got the win and that is what it was all about.
“In terms of Jota, there was a desire to get to the back post and he showed a real desire to get on the end.
“The main thing for Celtic was coming away with three points as people forget a week or two down the line what the performance was like.
“It was all about Celtic getting three points as their away form has been all over the place.”
Following the international break, Celtic will have another away trip when they take on Motherwell at Fir Park on 16th October.