Akos Buzsaky believes Queens Park Rangers can attain Premier League survival - if they replicate their form against Everton for the entire season.
The influential playmaker was part of a changed line-up at Goodison Park following their opening day 4-0 defeat to Bolton at Loftus Road.
Tommy Smith provided the game's solitary goal as QPR celebrated their first win in 15 years in the top flight.
Yet Hungary international Buzsaky is refusing to get wrapped up in the euphoria of the victory and has instead urged his team-mates to use it as a launchpad for survival.
Buzsaky said: "It was a very difficult game. We had to defend a lot because Everton are a great team with great players.
"We deserved the victory and had some good luck too because Leighton Baines hit the bar. Against Bolton, everything we tried did not work.
"For our own self-confidence, we needed this victory which has moved us higher up the table.
"This game can be a starting point for us - we have to play at least as well as we did here if we are to achieve our goals of staying up."