Tom Cleverley told AVTV one of the main lessons he’s learned during his spell with the club.
The Manchester United owned midfielder spent time on loan with Aston Villa last season and it’s unclear at the moment whether the club’s manager Tim Sherwood will compete to keep him at Villa Park.
If it’s an association, which comes to an end then Cleverley seems positive in what the loan spell has helped him to realise.
“I’ve learned not to get too high when it’s going well and not too low when it’s not. I thought I was quite consistent in my first 10 games and settled in the team well, but the middle 10 weren’t so good and I’ll be the first to admit that,” he said.
The relaxed approach to his mentality most likely comes from Sherwood, who deserves credit for taking the pressure away from his players when he arrived at the club.
He took away the fear element and encouraged the team to try and play some attractive football, which was based around their main strengths.
As a result, Cleverley got forward much more and was able to add some goals to his game, which created an extra threat coming from Aston Villa’s midfield.
The Daily Mail has reported that Everton are most likely to sign Cleverley for next season, which would be a shame because he seems to have a determination to make up for the spell where he wasn’t as consistent for Villa last season.
If he moves on, Sherwood will stay relaxed as he goes after another midfielder but it would be a shame that he wouldn’t have the chance to build on his progress at the club.