Neil Harris praised "another step in the right direction" after his Millwall side romped to a 4-0 victory over Norwich City at The Den on Saturday afternoon in the Sky Bet Championship.
Lee Gregory, George Saville, Jed Wallace and Shaun Hutchinson eased The Lions to their first success of the season and sent everyone away on the international break happy.
The manager stated after the game of his delight at how the afternoon unfolded.
"After the goalless draw at Bristol City last week, I was delighted with the game management we showed on the back of throwing away three points against Ipswich," he said.
"I said to my players that that has to be the level this year - that has to be us. We have to manage the games. We have to be in the game all the time.
"I told them - I promised them, I gave them my word - that if we do, the results will come. Today clearly doesn't make a season, but its another step in the right direction."
Harris also revealed that he asked his players to be ruthless against The Canaries and expressed his pride at how they did so.
"We couldn't keep conceding one chance a game and getting beat 1-0. I knew we had the ability to score goals out of anything, so today, I asked the players to give me everything. An aggressive mentality with and without the ball, a clean sheet and a ruthlessness about ourselves.
"My players have delivered - I'm really proud of them."