Brian Sorensen was delighted with the intensity and defensive work of his players in their 0-0 draw against Manchester United in the Women's Super League.
His Everton side showed great determination to stay in the game against title-chasing United, as they earned a deserved point for their resilient efforts.
It's now four league matches unbeaten for the Women's side and Sorensen praised his squad for continuing that momentum.
"Defensively we were spot on, and we worked really hard together. We were very compact," he told evertontv.
"All the players were switched on when the ball came into their areas. Overall, it was a very good defensive performance."
Despite Manchester United having a large share of the ball, Everton often threatened on the counter-attack. However, Sorensen felt his team could have done more when in possession.
"We have to look at how we can improve our build-up play because at times we managed to turn around their defenders and cause them problems," the manager added.
"We did this well at the start and end of the match, but they were very dominant in the middle section of the game."
Along with the heroic defending, Everton showed great intensity throughout the 90 minutes. This was something the Blues boss knew his side would require if they were to earn a result.
"I said before the match that if I need to carry them off the pitch, then I’ll do that," Sorensen claimed.
"The last time we played them, they killed us with their intensity. Today, we matched them, and if you want to win against teams like Manchester United, you need to match their intensity."
Quality shift today, @AggieBjones! ✊ pic.twitter.com/8iZLgJdljC— Everton Women (@EvertonWomen) February 5, 2023
Several changes were made to his side throughout the second half as Sorensen stressed the importance of the role each and every player can play.
"The subs who came on really helped us. We can make lots of substitutions and still improve, because they can come on, and they’ll be fresh.
"That’s why we have the squad we have. I can rely on everybody.
"We’re on a journey and we took a great step in the right direction today."