Harry Kyprianou says Blues need to maintain the momentum from the end of last season going into the new campaign.
The squad were back in for pre-season testing on Thursday as they begun preparations for the first friendly against Reading behind closed doors next weekend.
And Kyprianou, who is continuing his recovery from a ruptured Achilles, believes the euphoria from the win over Sunderland can play a part going into the new season.
"Everyone that was there knows it was a magical day,” Kyprianou said.
"It was a very tough period with the run-in at the end of the season where we were struggling to pick up points and we found ourselves in the position that we were in.
"It wasn’t ideal, but during that period the fans still stuck by the team and especially on the final day.
"This is my fourth season now and the atmosphere on the final day was one to remember for sure.
"Everyone had that enthusiasm on the day and if we can maintain that for the season then I’m sure we will do well.
"As players what we did last season wasn’t up to our standards and wasn’t our ambitions for the season, so I’m sure this season we’ll be looking to put in a level of performance that we managed to find in the last game and hopefully the results will follow that.”