Chris Maguire insists the Owls did not need the severe beating by Manchester City to avoid slipping into any form of over-confidence.
The forward says Wednesday had already managed to keep a lid on expectations during their impressive start to the league campaign before they were brought down to earth with a huge bump by the 7-0 mauling at the hands of the Premier Division champions on Wednesday night.
“We keep quiet about how we’re doing ourselves,” Maguire said. “There is a very quiet confidence about the group but that’s as far as it goes.
“We know among ourselves how confident we are but we don’t ever want to show too much confidence.
“We’re sitting sixth, we know we can climb further and we know that we’ve got a great team spirit.”
The Owls were undone inside the first 13 minutes of the second half at the Etihad as they conceded four quickfire goals.
That came after an impressive first-half showing from Wednesday and Maguire says they can take plenty of positives from the game, despite the result.
He said: “I thought the football we played was very good in the first half.
“We knew we’d get some time on the ball to play.
“It was a great team performance but it just went downhill in the second half. It didn’t help with the way it finished but we know what we did well in the game.”