Of the performance in general he said: "We played well against a good Villa side. They were well organised and frustrated us a lot. We played brilliant football early on and created the chances to be 2-0 or 3-0 up.
"We didn't take them but we remained mentally strong and had a bit of a lucky goal when Samuel hit the ball towards his goal, although Sol reacted quickly. After that, we were never really under great pressure and this was a game when we showed our maturity."