An impressive Aston Villa secured an FA Cup final place against Arsenal with a superb 2-1 defeat of Liverpool, and match winner and captain Fabian Delph paid credit to manager Tim Sherwood after the game, as quoted by Yahoo.
The Villans were determined and energetic in their performance, and continue to look a completely different side under the stewardship of the ex-Blackburn captain to oust favourites Liverpool.
"The gaffer is brilliant," said Delph. "He is so positive with everyone and doesn't panic. We had a game plan and stuck to it.
"We have got a lot of young lads. Jack Grealish came in and he was fantastic.
"We were confident going into the game and we are so happy to go away with the win."
And so Delph and his teammates should be confident, under the former Spurs boss Villa have turned around a terrible league run, which had seen the Midlands side lose five in a row and fail to win in ten before Sherwood's arrival.
Upon taking charge, the 46-year-old saw his new side slip to two more narrow defeats before winning the derby against West Brom at the start of March.
Excusing further close losses to Swansea and Manchester United, Villa have been very much on the up, and have an impressive 4-0 win away to Sunderland and victories in their last two games over Spurs and Liverpool as standout moments, with the wins over two sides battling for Champions League football both coming away from Villa Park.
This is all the more astonishing considering Villa had struggled so much away from home in the final months of Paul Lambert's reign at the club.
And Sherwood will now have his sights set on familiar foes when he lines Villa up against Arsenal at the end of May.