Stuart Armstrong insists Southampton’s players don’t pay too much attention to the Premier League table, despite the club’s upturn in results.
Saints have improved their league position dramatically in recent weeks, and now sit 12th in the table – closer to the top six than the bottom three in terms of points.
But the midfielder is more concerned about doing the right things on the pitch than the bigger picture.
“I don’t think we dwell on league position,” he said, after scoring in the 2-1 win at Leicester – Saints’ fifth win in six matches and third in a row on the road.
“We always try to go into each game with the same mentality of trying to get the most we can out of the game, and we can be happy that recently we’ve done that very well.
“I think we’re beginning to click now with positional play – helping each other and blocking spaces.
“These subtle little things sometimes make a big difference when you’re out there playing.”
Armstrong also paid tribute to Saints’ travelling supporters, saying they deserve to enjoy such victories.
“I think they deserve some joy and some good times,” he added. “They can be very happy with the result, as we are too.”