Everton manager David Moyes' rebuilding job is under way at Goodison Park and while he has warned it may not be comfortable viewing at times, the winning mentality will remain.
Seven points from their opening four matches - good enough for sixth place in the Barclays Premier League table - represents Everton's best start to a season since 2006-07 when they picked up 10 points from a similar number of matches.
"People are always talking about our start," said the Scot. "We have a couple of wins but we can play better - but it was an important game for us to win against Wigan."
He added: "This time last year you (the media) were saying Manchester United weren't playing that well and they went on to be champions.
"I'm not saying for a minute that is going to be us but the point I'm making is we have started the season well and got some wins.
"Normally we are talking about a bad start for us. We have picked up the points and we are trying to improve.
"But people should realise we have lost a lot of really good players and we are trying to find a new team and introduce new players.
"It might not always be that flowing or attractive at the moment but my job is to try to win the games.
"It is a lot for us to expect those boys to be Premier League players.
"Thankfully the one or two we have got are at least giving us competition."
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