The Netherlands international has been ever-present for Villa this term, leading his side to 11th in the table after a positive start to the season.
"I think with Ron, it's down to more experience and being used to the level," he told Villa's official website.
"When you look at Ron, he's playing with a terrific national team. If you can hold your own in that side, then I wouldn't think anything else other than he can play the game.
"Getting a year under his belt has helped him, no two ways about it. I think he's having a good season for us."
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