Villa host Cardiff City this weekend.
"That is the main aim, to win the games at home, but we have played something like the top seven and we have done well," he told the Birmingham Mail.
"We haven't got the credit we deserve and there are teams around us we need to be beating.
"People looking from the outside will think Villa have only picked up so many points but the run we've had we've done really well to get that amount of points.
"You look at the start of the season and we beat Arsenal and then within three days you've got Chelsea and then Liverpool. It's a tough league but that's why it's great to play in this league against the top teams. It's what you strive for."
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