Nathan Redmond insists Southampton’s players won’t get carried away after moving into the top half of the Premier League table.
Saints chalked up a fifth win in their last seven top-flight matches with a comfortable 2-0 success at Crystal Palace, in which Redmond himself broke the deadlock in some style.
Now just three points behind Manchester United in fifth, Saints are one of the form teams in the country, but the winger is not taking too much notice of the league table.
“We’re not focused on that,” he said. “I know it’s the old cliché, that it’s always the next game, but we just want to see how much we can improve game on game – where we’re going wrong, where we’re going right, what we need to do more of and what we need to improve.
“I think we’re massively proud, but at the same time we’re looking at games in the early part of the season, where we’re kicking ourselves because we should’ve picked up points.
“That’s the beauty of football – you always want to learn, and with the group of players we’ve got at the moment, it’s a really good environment to be in.
“I think we’re having fun because we’re seeing the hard work we’re doing come off – not just with the ball, but without the ball.
“When Ingsy is chasing down goalkeepers in the last minute, Jannik is winning headers and people are taking knocks here and there, the fans are right behind us, and that’s vitally important.
“There’s a lot of games still to play. The next game is against Tottenham in the cup, so that’s the most important one.”