Ledley King believes Sunday's 1-0 win over Blackburn proves the side can grind out points if they have to.
The skipper insists it doesn't matter how we do it, and although the victory wasn't pretty at times, it moves us out of the bottom three.
Ledley was disappointed with the defeat at Fulham the previous weekend from a defensive point of view, and was pleased the clean sheet against Rovers made amends.
"When you're down there, three points is always the most important thing, and I was pleased with the way we dug in and grinded them out on Sunday," he said.
"The previous result was disappointing in terms of the goals we conceded, so we wanted to make sure we were strong defensively, especially from set-pieces, and we worked on it during the week.
"There's no point in us being bottom of the league and playing pretty football but not getting anything from it.
"As much as we want to entertain, you have to mix it up at times, but we created enough on Sunday to have been able to kill Blackburn off.
"But when that second goal doesn't come, you have to make sure you do enough at the other end, and we defended quite well."
Ledley also reserved special praise for man of the moment and Sunday's star man Aaron Lennon.
"He brings something different to the team with his pace. He beats men and makes them commit themselves and that's why they lost a player."