The Tom Cleverley comments that will make Aston Villa fans feel proud

Aston Villa's Tom Cleverley has said that he got goosebumps hearing the noise levels generated by the club's supporters against West Bromwich Albion.

Tom Cleverley has praised the atmosphere that Aston Villa supporters generated during their FA Cup tie against West Bromwich Albion on the club's official site.

Villa beat the Baggies 2-0 at the start of the month, to progress to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, and the noise levels around Villa Park are something that have stuck with Cleverley.

"That FA Cup atmosphere was amazing," he said. "I can honestly say I got goosebumps walking out and seeing the Holte End with the flag going across the stand and hearing that enormous noise.

"The atmosphere was electric. The hairs on the back of my neck were standing up big-time. The fans made so much noise. They really do help us in every game, without a shadow of a doubt. Their support really does help us. They are our 12th man."

Villa's win over West Brom in the FA Cup could be looked back on as the turning point in their season, as it seems to have provided them with the confidence to push on.

Tim Sherwood's men built on their win over their near neighbours this weekend by beating Sunderland 4-0, and all of a sudden there is a feeling of positivity around the club again.

It means that the atmosphere is sure to be electric for the remainder of the campaign and that will please Cleverley, who is clearly taken aback by the passion of his loan club's supporters.

That is impressive in itself, as Cleverley has been used to playing for one of the biggest club's in the world throughout his career so far.

Old Trafford is the biggest stadium in England and for Villa fans to have such a noted impact on a player used to playing in raucous atmospheres is something that they can be very proud of.

The hope will be that these noise levels will continue to inspire the squad to greater things between now and the end of the season, as Villa look to pick up enough points to ensure their Premier League safety.

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