Delph was full of praise for N’Zogbia following his performance in the FA Cup victory against West Brom over the weekend.
“He's been different class for a long time and he was brilliant at the weekend,” said Delph.
“I've got a lot of respect for Charles. He's a great guy and great to have in the camp - a real friendly guy.”
“He's obviously very talented and still only 28 as well - I expect more to come from him.”
There’s a simple reason that Villa manager Tim Sherwood may now keep N’Zogbia in the team.
That reason is because he started both of the wins against West Brom, which have left the club with an upbeat and positive feeling after some disappointing results.
Sherwood will more than likely be wary of making mass changes to the team, which could affected the rhythm and momentum they have created for themselves.
The main challenge for N’Zogbia is to make sure he’s consistent and to not give the manager any incentive to change things up after the last two games.
That means working hard in training throughout this week and making the most of his opportunity to put Sunderland to the sword this weekend.
Delph, one of the highest profile players in the squad, has backed him publicly and it’s now down to the Frenchman to give that little bit extra and to make a difference as Villa look to pull further clear of the bottom three.