"The attitude from the lads [against Manchester City] was brilliant and I think if we show attitude like that in all of our games we will be unlucky not to come away with three points," he told Latics World.
"We knew we had a tough January. They are big games and for a team like us we can test ourselves.
"You see what people are saying about us at the minute. People are taking notice and respecting the fact they won't have an easy game against us.
"It works both ways because it means teams get more up for it than they would in the past.
"But we would rather get talked about in good ways rather than bad."