Everton midfielder James McCarthy accepts he still has plenty to work on as he settles into life at his new club.
The £13million summer recruit from Wigan made his home debut in Monday's 3-2 win over Newcastle and put in an assured performance.
"I still need to keep my head down and keep working hard. It still comes down to a day-to-day basis," said the 22-year-old.
"With Gareth (Barry) alongside and Ross (Barkley) in front I really enjoyed it."
"It allows you to build a good future for the football club."
However, McCarthy believes the form of their other on-loan player Romelu Lukaku, who has scored three goals in 135 minutes of football, gives them hope as they look to hold on to fourth place.
"Romelu was different class (against Newcastle)," he told evertontv.
"Now we just need to kick on. The unbeaten record is still going and we are gelling as a squad and long may it continue.
"You want to be up there and challenging but it is never easy."