Cape Town - Ronald Koeman was delighted as Everton claimed a much needed win before admitting that his side are 'in a difficult moment'.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a brace, with Omar Niasse also on target in the 3-0 League Cup win over Sunderland.
The Toffees' reward for their victory is a fourth round tie with Chelsea.
After the match, Koeman, whose side had lost four consecutive games
without scoring, said it was important for their confidence to win this
He said: "We worked hard, the boys did well and we scored three goals
It was a good game. maybe we had chances to score more goals.
"Everybody knows we're in a difficult moment and scoring goals and
winning games is the best medicine to get our confidence back. Let's
hope it is a boost for the coming Saturday."
Koeman also praised Calvert-Lewin for his contribution.
"He did well. He's strong, he's fast. I think the first goal was really important.
"We were by far the better team but you have to make the difference by scoring."