Jordan Pickford is hopeful Everton will avoid relegation from the English Premier League this season.
The youngster, whose side are 18th in the standings after 10 games, will host Watford at the Goodsion Park on Sunday.
The struggling Merseyside team have already parted ways with Ronald Koeman and appointed David Unsworth as caretaker manager.
And Pickford, 23, believes the team can crawl out of the relegation war.
“It’s not been ideal but we are not far away from winning games,” he told Telegraph newspaper in the UK.
“We’re not a club that is going to be in the bottom three for long I’d say. It’s just that the luck hasn’t come our way yet.
“It’s a totally different scenario for myself from last season. I think one win will get us to 13th or something in the league. Then that one win can become back-to-back wins, and that is where the confidence grows, and it starts Sunday.
“We have had a bad lot of games. I love playing games week in week out, but it has been a change with the Europa League. That may have affected us. But we can’t be making excuses. We have to just move forward, dig in and get the win.”
He also said that the Toffees can lean on a strong group of veterans to help them move away from the bottom of the log.