SYLVAIN DISTIN insists Everton are not doubting their credentials despite a deflating opening day defeat.
The French defender believes his team-mates will provide the perfect response to the 1-0 reverse at Ewood Park by beating Wolves at Goodison on Saturday.
Distin is confident the Blues will get back on track thanks to the home support.
He said: “I’m not going to start doubting now – definitely not. If we win at the weekend everyone will forget we had a bad start. The most important thing is to have a good reaction at home. We have to, we have no choice.
“It wasn’t a good start but it is just a start so we’re not hung up on it. We are disappointed but we know what we have to do. It’s not like we don’t have the quality, and we need new players. It’s all there but it’s just time to get it together.
“Everybody is looking forward to proving this was just a blip. We just have to change one or two little things and get to Goodison. We’ll be OK.”
The 32-year-old centre-back was disappointed the Blues could not carve out more chances against Blackburn, and believes they need to adapt to playing against physical sides.
He said: “Neither side created that many chances but we really didn’t put them in any dangerous positions. Obviously that made life easier for them.
“They play on their strengths and who can blame them for that? It got them three points. They did it well. But the problem is how we played and how we created so few chances.
“There were a few positives, the way we defended as a team was good. It’s just getting it right in the last third but that will come. We’ve seen it was there before and will get it right.”
Distin is confident Tim Howard in particular, will be able to put the frustration of defeat at Ewood in the past.
He said: “It’s football. The game is made with mistakes and we all make them. It doesn’t make you a bad player, and Tim has saved us so many points and goals.
“It would be ridiculous to jump on his back and blame him for that. We are a team and we win and lose as one.
“Together. I told him to put it behind him and carry on. It has happened to me before, and will happen to me again.”