"It's obviously very nice when you hear comments like that, but it's just one game," Howson said.
"It's not a case of getting carried away.
"It's a quick turnaround now with us playing Tottenham on Monday and I will just focus on that game for now.
"This league is very tough. Every game is hard because it's a high standard.
"I am fairly pleased with how it's gone up to now.
"I may have had some decent performances but I have to keep working hard and when you have got quality players around you it does make it easier for yourself."