The Blues trailed 2-1 at half-time in Saturdayâ€™s derby but emerged after the interval and peppered Simon Mignoletâ€™s goal.
McCarthy told evertontv: â€śWe werenâ€™t good enough in the first half and thatâ€™s a couple of times thatâ€™s happened recently which the manager let us know about in the dressing room. He tore into us.
â€śWe got the ball down and played it better in the second half, and there was a big change. The gafferâ€™s passion is passing the ball and playing properly and even though it was a derby we managed to do that.
â€śThere was only going to be one winner in the second half so it was so annoying to concede another set piece. I saw it going over my head and just couldnâ€™t get anything on it because it was a wee bit too high. We will have to work on that.â€ť
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