Steven Naismith says that he and his Everton colleagues believe they can go into every game and win, such is the level of confidence at Goodison Park.
The former Rangers man has played an integral part in Everton’s good start to the season, but wants to do even better in weeks to come.
“The squad believe we can go into every game and compete and win,” he said.
“You want to finish as high as you can, that goes without saying, but it’s too early to say where you’re going to finish.
“The teams you come up against every week, it shows there is real quality in every team.
“Every game’s a tough game and you’ve got to be at your best to get results.
“I think that was something the manager made a conscious point of stating to the players, that he wanted us to start well.”