Wesley Hoedt feels the unity at Southampton can prove key in helping the team turn around their Premier League form.
A spirited display earned a 1-1 draw against high-flying Tottenham Hotspur most recently and Hoedt is confident that Saints have the quality required to use that as a platform to build from.
He said: “We have to stick together, not only the team but the fans. It’s been difficult for them because we haven’t taken many points but they have to stick behind us and together we can do it.
“You have to be self-confident, always, if you’re in a good situation or a bad situation.
“Maybe confidence was a thing but I think if you look at the squad and the players we have we are obligated to play football because that is what we’re good at.”
Back by a vociferous St Mary’s, the Dutch international defender was also buoyed by a second-half display that differed greatly from the controversial 2-2 draw with Watford, Saints next opponents in the Emirates FA Cup this weekend.
“You see [against Spurs] when we played we were better than them. There are still 14 games left and we have to fix this.
“If you compare to the Watford game that was really difficult because they ended up with four strikers and we didn’t respond to that,”
“If you look [against Spurs] they changed shape as well; they played the second half in a diamond. But we kept playing our own game and doing the things we were good at. That’s positive for sure.”