Everton manager Marco Silva insisted "pressure is a privilege" after a 2-0 win over West Ham United dampened speculation about his Goodison Park future.
"Pressure has to be a pleasure, a privilege for us," he said. "We are doing what we love. Express yourselves on the pitch is what I say - and we did.
"When you are not in a very good moment, the pressure is there to win more games. We were not good enough in the last results."
Everton's supporters gave their team vociferous backing throughout and Silva said: "The crowd was really good. I asked them to support our players from the first moment and they did."
He added: "I know what I'm doing. I have full confidence in the staff and full confidence in my players as well. Of course, it's better when you win games, but I was always calm.
"I wasn't nervous. This afternoon we created so many chances. The game was always under control."
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini was bitterly disappointed and, after replacing Felipe Anderson with Andriy Yarmolenko at half-time, admitted: "At that moment, if I could make 11 changes, maybe I do.
"In the first half, we didn't shoot once at goal. Everton dominated the game. They had six or seven chances."