He told The Mirror: "I've always enjoyed playing for this club. I love the place. And, ultimately, football is about winning games and I would rather be without the ball for 89 minutes and win rather than have all the ball and end up losing.
"But, if you can put the two things together – retain lots of possession and win games – then any footballer will tell you that's a lot more satisfying.
"That's what we have done under Roberto Martinez. We have taken the next step. There's been no period of transition."
Everton face Arsenal later today in their crunch Premier League clash.