Rickie Lambert is refusing to panic after Saints went a sixth game without a win as they fell to a 3-2 defeat against Spurs on Sunday.
Lambert cut a frustrated figure following the team’s second loss at home of the campaign, but remains confident that results will come if Saints stick to their philosophy which has served them so well throughout the season.
The number seven says getting back on track sooner than later is important, but is sure that the squad will come through their recent run for the better.
“We’ll carry on in believing in what we’re doing, carry on working hard and stick together, that’s what we’ll do and if anything we’ll come out of it stronger,” he told Saints Player post match.
“If you believe in what you’re doing then yes, it’s easier. Whereas, if you start questioning what you’re doing it’s not as easy, but we’re all under the same belief that we can get out of this and we can come out of it stronger.”
Lambert ended a personal goal drought by scoring for the first time in six matches as he struck Saints’ equaliser to square the match up a 2-2 on 59 minutes against Tottenham. Ordinarily that stat alone would have been the perfect way to mark his 200th start for the club, but Lambert was more focused on the result.
“It was a shadow of ourselves today, so we’re disappointed with the performance and obviously we’re disappointed with the result,” he said.
“We’ll shake ourselves down. We believe in what we’re doing and we’ll come back stronger.
“(The team’s philosophy) has been our strength this season, that’s what we have all bought into. It’s easy when it’s going well, and it’s not so easy when it’s not, but it’s important that we believe in it now more than ever.
“Even though the results haven’t been there I think performances have generally been of a good standard. Today was not of the standard that we’ve been used to all season so we’ll discuss it when we’re next in and see where we can improve and we’ll be looking forward to Cardiff to rectify that performance.”
With the Boxing Day fixture in South Wales only a few days away, there’s not much time to dwell on Sunday’s loss, and Lambert believes that it will take just one result to turn things around.
“The good thing with the games thick and fast is that there’s not long to forget about today so we’ll be looking forward to it,” he highlighted. “We’ll be looking at where we need to improve from today and we’ll go there confident that we can get the three points.
“It’s a very important time, and obviously it’s not good to go in on a result like that, but perhaps it’ll be the kick up the you-know-what-I-mean to get us going again, so we can try and get back on track with the performances that we’ve been putting in so far this season.”