Yann M'Vila has told the Sunderland Echo that it is clear Sunderland must continue to pick up victories, if they are to get out of trouble.
And M'Vila wants the team to play with the same aggression that the showed in the Wear-Tyne derby, in all their upcoming matches, as they look to climb out of relegation danger.
“It’s clear that we need to keep picking up points,” he said.
“We’ve got a little bit of confidence after beating Newcastle, but now we need to go to Everton thinking that we can win.
“If we are solid and aggressive, then we can get something there.
“We’ve only had 10 matches and there is still so much of the season to go.
Sunderland are still far from safe, despite their win over Newcastle, and they are stuck in 18th position in the Premier League table.
The Wearsiders will need to put a run of results together if they are to climb towards safety, and there is optimism that they can do that under Sam Allardyce.
The former West Ham United boss has made a big impact at the Stadium of Light so far, and the side's defence is already looking far more organised.
Sunderland next match comes against Everton on Sunday, and they should be optimistic about their chances - having won at Goodison Park last season.