Albion's record signing, brought to the Hawthorns for £10 million this summer, has had his say on what the Villa boss told reporters about his side's local rivals earlier this week.
Aston Villa beat West Brom 2-1 in midweek but will meet again this weekend.
And, ahead of their previous clash, Sherwood labeled West Brom a 'good little club,' a phrase that apparently wasn't aimed as a jibe towards the Baggies - but one that has been received as such nevertheless.
"I think it’s not the right thing to say," the 26-year-old told the Mail.
"But I guess if he sees us as a small club and Villa as a big club and on Tuesday we lost, then he will have the upper hand to say what he wants. To make him realise West Brom is far higher than Villa we have to win. We have a game where we can redeem our image by winning."
Ideye says he didn't see the tackle at the time but felt 'scared' after seeing the challenge on television after the match.
He added: "I didn’t really see it at the time but I was watching Match of the Day, I called my wife and said, 'Look at this.' I feel a little bit scared that a defender would go in like that."
West Brom travel to Aston Villa all over again during Saturday's late kick-off - only this time for a place in the last four of the FA Cup.