Claude Puel says Southampton will be heading into Saturday’s game against Liverpool still “angry about the last game”.
Saints were beaten 2-1 at Hull City in their last outing before the international break, with a four-minute spell in which the hosts scored twice costing Puel’s side an important three points.
The defeat means Saints head into Saturday’s game at St Mary’s in tenth, and Puel says his side will need to come back with a “good attitude and spirit”.
“It’s important to take points,” Puel said as he continued preparing his side for this weekend’s return to Premier League action.
“We are still angry about the last game against Hull, because we had control of the game and we conceded two goals in four minutes.
“It’s not normal for us. We lacked concentration in four minutes and now to come back in the championship it’s important to have a good attitude and spirit.
“We need to try and make a good game.”
While Puel knows it’s going to be a difficult task against the Reds this weekend, the Frenchman wants his side to play with confidence.
“It’s always special to play against Liverpool, but it’s important also to continue our work and to take points on the table, because we need points,” he added.
“We need to take confidence not just to play good football, but to get a good result.”