Pujara, who is in scorching form, scored 135 to script India's revival in the second Test.
"I think this innings was better than the Ahmedabad one. This was more satisfying than the double hundred. We were in trouble and the team needed a score on the board. Even the wicket was difficult to bat on. Yes it was satisfying to score a hundred in a difficult situation," said Pujara, who had scored 206 not out in the series opener at Ahmedabad.
"The first target was to put up 350 on the board. We tried out best and in the end had a decent total."
Pujara, who has batted for over 1,000 minutes and has been dismissed just once in three innings in the series, conceded that they needed a few more England wickets today but was optimistic it will happen tomorrow morning.
"The wicket (pitch) has eased out a bit. We needed more wickets. A couple of decisions went against us. I feel we bowled decently. It might be a different day tomorrow. It turns a bit more in the first session, we have to utilize that and get some more wickets tomorrow," he said.
"Initially it was difficult to play spinners. But wicket is slowing down a bit. It's just two days so far. It might turn later on, but it's very difficult to predict the wicket now," he elaborated.
Pujara dismissed comparisons with the player he has replaced in the team ¿ the legendary Rahul Dravid.
"Consistency is the most important point for a batsman and I am happy I am able to perform consistently. That's what I always try to do. I do the same thing in domestic format and happy to be doing that internationally.
"It's a wrong comparison as Rahul Dravid has scored more than 10000 runs each in both the formats. I am just starting my career and don¿t want to put any extra pressure on myself. I want to play my natural game and continue for Team India," he said.
Swann was effusive in his praise of his captain Alastair Cook and Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who have stamped their authority with their marathon knocks in the series so far.
"Cook is the new Don Bradman (if Pujara is the new Wall). Cookie is Cookie. I have said before the series that his batting could blossom as a captain as it did in the one-day arena, then we would be one lucky team. So far, he has proved thus. He has batted magnificently in the three innings he had so far and, touchwood, he has got a long way to go in this one (Cook was unbeaten with 87 at stumps today)," he said.
"Pujara has been the stand out batsman for India so far. He uses his feet very well and he plays the ball on the merit. I think the runs he scored speak for him. It was nice to finally dismiss him. It doesn't normally take three innings of a Test series to get a man out but we have done it now so hopefully that has taken the finger out of the dough.
"He has got a game plan that works for him. He doesn't hit the ball in the air, he hits it along the ground. He uses his feet very well. He is a fine player and he is in good form at the moment," Swann said about the Indian.
Swann had Pujara stumped for 135, the first time the Indian batsman has been dismissed in three innings of the series.
Swann said it was a good track to bat once the batsmen get their eyes in.
"It's good for batting, even though it has pace and bounce. Once you get the rhythm of batting on this pitch, it's a nice wicket to bat on.
"We were lucky yesterday that Monty kept picking wickets every 45-50 minutes and you get a new man at the crease. That slows the run rate and it makes it harder to get set. The only guy who got set for India yesterday was Pujara. It showed that when he was in there for time, he was tricky to get out," he said.