Oriol Romeu says there must be a reaction after the 3-1 defeat to AFC Bournemouth on Friday night at St Mary’s.
Two first-half goals left Saints with it all to do after the interval and despite James Ward-Prowse’s penalty in an improved second-half display, it was not enough and Callum Wilson sealed things in stoppage time.
Attentions now turn to the south coast derby on Tuesday night at Fratton Park, something which Romeu is relishing.
“We have a massive one now ahead and we’re all very excited about that game to get back to winning feelings and sensations and to start building something good again.
“There has to be a reaction surely now. We want to prove that we’re not a team that loses and does nothing about it.
“We know how important it is, we know how tough it will be also over there but we players like those matches and we’re ready for it.
“We want to get that very important win for us, for the fans and also for the club.”