Bullish Leandro Bacuna insists Villa won't let Saturday's defeat to Everton derail their progress.
Bacuna scored for the second game running to give Paul Lambert's side the lead at Goodison Park.
But the game slipped away from the visitors with Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas scoring late goals for the Toffees.
Bacuna was inevitably disappointed about the late collapse after Villa had defended so strongly for long periods.
However, the Dutch full-back says the team should not let the result undo the good work they made put in over the past fortnight.
"I think everybody is a little bit disappointed because we defended really well and we were playing good," he said.
"It was one mistake and then a great free-kick from them.
"I don't think we should be too down as we were doing great in the last few games and we just need to keep going.
"We were defending really well and we had a great counter-attack which we scored from.
"We were a little bit unlucky that we lost but we need to keep going.
"It is tough but that is life and that's football. When this happens to you and you need to handle it and just go on to the next game."
Bacuna followed up his midweek strike against West Brom with the opener on Merseyside at the weekend - his fourth goal of the season.
It was a classic counter-attacking goal which started when Fabian Delph dispossessed Ross Barkley.
"The midfielder lost the ball and I got the ball from Christian Benteke and it was a good counter-attack," added Bacuna.
"I think it is an important part of my game to get forward and get any chances. I saw my chance and I took it."
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