Sherwood is wary of his players getting carried away after a superb performance against Sunderland, but has suggested that the positive feeling currently at the club can disintegrate quickly.
“It takes brave players. I’m not talking about running around kicking people bravery, I’m talking about winning the ball in the correct areas of the field, one v ones,” he said.
“But you’re only one result from it falling away again. I remind them of that all the time. You’re only as good as your last game.”
Sherwood guarding against complacency is very important because despite the 4-0 win against the Black Cats, Villa are by no means out of trouble.
They still have a lot of points they need to accumulate and while the side has secured three wins on the bounce, it will be nothing if they can’t avoid the drop by the end of the season.
Therefore, a one game at a time approach is very sensible and reduces the possibility for Sherwood that his players will take their eye off the ball.
They currently have only a three point gap above the bottom three, which could be dissolved by the end of the game against Swansea this weekend.
However, if Sherwood constantly stresses the same message all week in training, Villa should be on the pace and should give themselves every chance of securing a positive result.