Nathan Redmond has praised his team-mates for the work behind the scenes that laid the foundation for Saturday’s critical 3-1 win over Huddersfield.
With a goal and two assists in his last two appearances, the winger is at the forefront of those benefitting early on from the arrival of new First Team Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl.
“We’re a product of the training sessions and the information we’ve been given on a daily basis,” he said. “I think we enjoy the hard work out there and we know it’s adding up to success.
“When we’re pressing, I’m not scared if there’s no one coming behind me because I know that the boys in the midfield and defence know their roles and we’re doing it quickly and strongly. That’s tough for anyone to play against.”
Renewed belief and tactical rigour have made for a potent combination for Saints in the past week, especially for Redmond who feels that his first strike of the campaign was a direct consequence of both at the John Smith’s Stadium.
“The goal was a product of being set up in the right way and knowing which runs to make when we have the ball and being in the right position.
“They’re clear instructions and I’m enjoying playing in those spaces with Danny, Stu, Mikey and Charlie. We all know what we have to do and if it wasn’t me making that run then it would have been someone else.
“In the past, winning games against teams around us has always been vital and anything against the top six is a bonus. The manager has scrapped that out of our minds and said if we play the right way and with the right intensity then we’ll be a difficult proposition for any team.”