Ralph Hasenhüttl was proud of his players after they took another big step towards safety in the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over Wolves at St Mary’s.
Nathan Redmond’s brace was added to by Shane Long’s second goal in as many games, after Willy Boly had levelled things at 1-1.
And Hasenhüttl was pleased by what he saw on an important afternoon.
“We knew that we can make a big step today. That was our big goal today, to show our fans that we were very concentrated from the first minute on winning this game,” Hasenhüttl reflected.
“I think we had the perfect start to this game. After this start, we were a bit too much defending on the back foot but after the equaliser, it was good that we had the switch in our game again because we knew exactly that it was not enough to wait.
“It was not a coincidence that we immediately made the second goal. I think the guys could have scored more today.
“We had a lot of philosophy things. We will show them again and again because that’s what we want to be. We want to be a team who is pressing to win the ball early and immediately switching forward. We did this today in a good way, which was massive against this team.
“It’s still a way to go. Five games left against teams who are not unbeatable. I think now there is a little less pressure but I want this team to show me we are still focused and trying to win every game.”