Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar refused to believe his side were close to safety despite a 6-1 hammering of Sunderland tonight.
Christian Benteke scored a hat-trick - as they pulled five points clear of third-bottom Wigan but, with just three games left, Vlaar is refusing to get carried away.
– Paul Lambert, Villa manager
"The most important thing was to win. We started well and got the goal,"
Villa's form now puts them in the driving seat to avoid the drop while their heavy negative goal difference was also boosted by a swing of plus five.
– Ron Vlaar, Villa Captain
"The next game is Saturday and is very important. It's not over yet."