Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has urged his side to kick on from their impressive 2-0 win over Everton.
The Saints have enjoyed a great start to the new Premier League season. They currently sit in seventh after six games.
Hasenhuttl’s side are also unbeaten in their last four Premier League outings. This includes wins over Burnley and West Brom, as well as a 3-3 draw against Chelsea.
Last time out they perhaps had their toughest challenge yet, as they faced league leaders Everton. But Southampton put in their best performance of the campaign to date as they ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.
Next up for the Saints is a trip to face Aston Villa. Hasenhuttl said during his press conference, as cited by the Southern Daily Echo, that he hopes his side can continue their recent momentum:
“It’s always important that you grab points as quick as possible.
“After the first two games it didn’t look like this could be a better start [than last season], but it was good that we found our winning trackback as quick as possible.
“In the end, it’s not important to have more points, in the beginning, it’s important to have consistency in your performances because that helps you massively to be a team that competes with the others.
“We now have belief in what we are doing. The last four games, really good, especially the last one absolutely. With the ball, against the ball, it was a very good performance.
“This is now the level we want to take as a fundament. From this we want to build up and not fall back to old behaviours and try to build up from this level where we are now because everything is still not perfect, everything is still not fantastic so new challenges are coming and tough fixtures.
“You must always be able to reach this highest level and then you have a chance and this is the goal every week.”