Sean Dyche believes Everton are developing a winning mentality after watching his side come out the right side of a five-goal thriller against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Toffees took the lead inside the first minute of the game at Selhurst Park through Vitaliy Mykolenko, but the hosts equalised shortly after when Eberechi Eze scored from the penalty spot.
Abdoulaye Doucoure netted his fourth goal of the campaign four minutes after the break, yet Everton were once again unable to hold onto their advantage as Odsonne Edouard scored Palace’s second of the day in the 73rd minute.
Idrissa Gueye popped up late on, however, to score his first goal of the season and claim all three points for the Merseyside outfit.
“A fighting performance without a doubt,” Dyche told Sky Sports. “I think we can play better than that but the fight, the determination and the willingness and mentality to win games is improving all the time.
“They’re a good side, we knew that. We’ve had to defend well as a team, we didn’t really use the ball well. But that little spell before the third goal we were just getting a foothold. It was a fantastic goal, the play, the move and a fantastic finish.
“You have a lapse of concentration, we allowed them to dance into the box. It’s a loose leg and he goes down and it’s given. You’re really frustrated by that. We had to calm down in the first half and second half we defended really well.
“We’re finding ways to win, that’s a massive factor. We’re growing here.
“This season it’s our responsibility to change the story. We’re beginning to. It’s only beginnings, but we are changing the Everton story. There’s a different feel to what people are writing about us and what they are saying and what the team are delivering. It can’t guarantee you wins, but it gives us a much better chance if you’ve got the mentality that we’ve been showing at the moment.”