Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill claimed Saturday's 6-0 rout of Derby County was the perfect response to claims that his players had already turned their thoughts to the summer break.
O'Neill is adamant the Midlands club can still catch fifth-placed Everton and a ruthless performance at Pride Park backed up his claim.
Villa found the net through six different goalscorers and afterwards O'Neill was delighted with the response they had provided to their critics.
He said: "Somebody suggested a couple of weeks ago maybe our displays against Sunderland and Middlesbrough meant we were already looking forward to our holidays.
"But in the Premier League, it is too tough to start thinking about holidays six or seven weeks in advance. There's plenty to play for and the players genuinely believe that.
"We've a task on to still catch Everton, but we have to go there, so we can't afford one slip. We must win every game.
"Although we've tough matches - starting with Birmingham - we've the capability and goal power."