Alex McLeish has challenged Charles N'Zogbia to show consistency and become a "great" Aston Villa player.
The winger has struggled to make an impact since moving from Wigan this summer and was dropped for the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United last Saturday after failing to turn up for medical treatment.
He was restored to the team for Saturday's 2-1 victory at Bolton and, having been pleased with the Frenchman's showing, McLeish now wants to see N'Zogbia really kick on with his Villa career.
"We are looking for him to be a great Aston Villa player and that should be his goal," McLeish said.
"It is not about the finer things in life - the cars and the houses. It is about the prestige, being a top player and playing well at a top club. That has got to be the goal for every one of these players.
"Charles gave us a performance that we have been used to seeing from him over the years and we are looking for that kind of performance every week.
"Then, when you get that kind of consistency, you can be called a top player."
McLeish also reserved praise for Marc Albrighton, who opened the scoring in the 33rd minute by prodding in Gabriel Agbonlahor's cross.
It was the 22-year-old's first goal of the season, a week after he had won his own place back in the side.
"He probably came into the United game a wee bit surprised that he was starting, but the kid gave us a whole-hearted performance," McLeish said.
"That is the least I would expect of any player, but there were signs in that game that he was getting his mojo back.
"Then (against Bolton) it was all-round good stuff from him, culminating in getting a goal."