Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock praised his team's character after they came from behind to beat QPR 2-1 at Loftus Road on Tuesday.
Since losing at home to Watford in late October, the Eagles have put together a seven-match unbeaten run and are now 15th in the Championship table.
Former Sheffield United boss Warnock told Palace's official website: "The one thing we spoke about before the game was that, given their position and results in the last couple of games, we didn't want to gift them a goal.
"But then James Scowcroft lost his man and we were 1-0 down.
"We were very disappointing in the first half, and played the opening half-an-hour like we trained on Monday morning - a little bit tired and feeling sorry for ourselves.
"The effort we put in against West Brom on Saturday meant we were bound to be tired, but it's all in the mind.
"At half-time some of them felt tired, but I told them they've got to change the mental side and we were bright. We needed to play more on our feet.
"We came back and I thought we were quite solid in the second half and played with a lot more freedom and scored two well-worked goals."