Sbragia was left fuming by his side's last outing against West Brom as they slumped to a 3-0 defeat to the basement dwellers.
The Black Cats boss admitted he was ashamed by the performance at The Hawthorns and is looking for a response when Everton visit the Stadium of Light this weekend, live on Sky Sports 1.
"The response has been what we wanted," said Sbragia. "We all had our say and we've talked about the things we could improve upon.
"The most simple things were commitment and honesty. That was the biggest disappointment about West Brom.
"What made it worse was that it was a game we could have got something out of, but we've asked for more on the honesty side."