Michael Dawson says it's vital we build on the positive performance and result at Chelsea by taking maximum points against Villa on Monday night.
We fought back from 1-0 down to gain a creditable 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in our last outing in the Barclays Premier League back on August 31.
Following the international break, we now face a tough test against Martin O'Neill's improving Villa side at the Lane, kicking-off at 8pm.
"Chelsea was a good performance, we knew what we needed to do and showed character after going 1-0 down," commented the central defender at Spurs Lodge. "When you consider what happened in the first two games it would have been easy for the heads to go down when we went behind but we kept fighting and it paid off.
"We all know that the first two games were very disappointing and following Chelsea, we now need to win because we don't want to let teams get too far away from us. It's such a tough league to play catch up.
"I remember Villa at home last season, the special game for the 125 years, wearing that special kit and the occasion almost went flat for us at 4-1 down. Thankfully we managed to come back and get a draw but that showed what Villa are about.
"They are a good team and they've built a good squad but we need the three points."