Southampton manager heaped praise on star striker Danny Ings whose brace secured a 3-1 victory for the Saints over relegation rivals Aston Villa.
Ings’ double took his Premier League tally to eleven this season as Southampton moved up to seventeenth in the table.
Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttl speaking to BBC Sport: “It was a deserved win for our side today. At 3-0 we could be more brave and then at 3-1 you could feel were were a bit nervous.
“Over 90 minutes it’s [our fight] the reason, we get something and deserved it. We stayed concentrated until the end and it’s a nice present for the fans.It’s not June It’s December but it gives us a lift mentally to see we can win. We know it’s a tough race.
On Ings he said: “Danny is fantastic at the moment, he’s absolutely outrageous at the moment and I’m very happy for him.”