Villa were hammered over the weekend 6-1 at the hands of Southampton, but the side have now officially secured their Premier League survival and have an FA Cup final to look forward to after their final game of the league season against Burnley.
“This is the first blip since the manager has been here. We have done well over the last few months and we have to get back to training and working hard and sort it out,” he said.
“The performance won't be forgotten. Everybody is hurting - the boys are hurting - It is not nice for everyone involved. We have put it right next week.”
Sherwood will certainly demand that the players go all out to react in the right way this weekend, but he will have an eye on the trip to Wembley.
The efforts and strain, which has been put in by Villa’s squad over recent weeks told in the game against the Saints, but Sherwood won’t want anyone slipping further off the pace just because the club are mathematically safe.
It’s important the players enjoy the moment, but they will go backwards ahead of the FA Cup final if the intensity levels drop for the game against Burnley.
Sherwood will try to inject some energy and enthusiasm into the team over the course of the week, challenging everyone to make his team selection as difficult as possible before the Gunners showdown.