Clint Dempsey and Bryan Ruiz netted the all-important first-half goals that condemned Bolton to a 13th defeat in 16 league games.
"We have had many good performances but the most important thing for us is the points," the Dutchman said.
"After the disappointment of Wednesday it is always different to play against teams like Bolton and to get the points.
"In the first half, I thought we did well, especially when we linked up with Mousa Dembele, Clint and Bryan Ruiz and slide balls into Andy Johnson.
"That was a nice balance."