Southampton captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has earmarked Tuesday night's game as 'an opportunity to hit back', following the defeat to Wolves at St Mary’s.
Saints got off to a flyer in the first half; Jan Bednarek fired in a Ward-Prowse free-kick at the back post after 15 minutes, before Shane Long’s glancing header doubled the home side’s lead.
But a second-half comeback from Wolves meant the six-game unbeaten run ended for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side with a 3-2 defeat.
“It’s a bit too emotional right now, going up then going down,” said Højbjerg following the game.
“But the big picture we can’t get away from is that we’ve done well and luckily we have an opportunity in three days’ time to keep building, to keep growing and to keep taking the opportunities.”
Pierre-Emile HøjbjergWe are very excited to get a challenge again in three days and hit back because we are in a good moment.
Southampton FC captain
Saints play Crystal Palace on Tuesday night, an occasion the captain said the squad is looking forward to despite missing out on the three points on Saturday.
“There is a really good feeling, a good atmosphere. People and everybody are very happy to work hard to do what’s necessary.
“That’s a great feeling and it’s working. Like I said, we’ll bounce back and we’re excited for the next challenge coming up.