Scot says he is proud of his youngsters after moving step closer to safety.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert hailed his players after they destroyed fellow Premier League strugglers Sunderland 6-1 at Villa Park on Monday night.
The huge win for the Midlands giants has now lifted them above Newcastle United on goal difference in the top-flight standings, while they are also level on points with the Black Cats with just three matches left to play this season.
Both Sunderland and Villa are five points from Wigan Athletic in the drop zone, although they have played one match more than the Latics.
Watch Lambert’s post-match press conference below: