Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has called on his team-mates to start afresh and redouble their efforts for the start of another crucial week.
Speaking in the aftermath of Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United at St James’ Park, the Dane believes that a Southampton recovery has to begin immediately at Staplewood Campus.
“Now the emotions are running high but when training starts again on Monday, we need to be on it and focus on the next target,” he said. “The next ball, the next exercise; do it all to get the win in the next game, that’s the only thing that counts.”
And, with eight Premier League fixtures remaining, Saints cannot afford to look further ahead than one game at a time.
“Every game right now is crucial, with eight league games to go, they are all finals," he said. "The last many games were finals too and we haven’t got the results we wanted.”
“We will do everything we can; I have said it before that the club cannot go down, we have to stay up.
“We have to be in the Premier League because that is what we are but the reality speaks for itself and we can’t hide. We can’t get around it. There is nothing for it, we have to show the desire to survive and anything less won’t be enough.”