"We have been in these situations before when we have had to fight for promotion. I think that's as much of a pressure situation as this is," he told the Bournemouth Echo.
"It is even tougher now we are in the Premier League but I felt we showed a lot of quality and confidence against Everton, especially the lads who have not been in the team.
"That is a good sign for the coming weeks and it is a huge game against Watford. Our focus is on the Premier League now and we have to bounce back."