Claude Puel has reiterated the importance of building momentum in the Premier League, ahead of the trip to Swansea City.
Saints head to the Liberty Stadium looking for back-to-back league wins after their 3-0 success over reigning champions Leicester City.
And Puel is expecting a stern examination of his side’s credentials against the hosts, who are buoyed by an away win against Liverpool.
“It will be a very difficult game because this team stay with confidence from their fantastic result at Liverpool, but it’s important to stay focused on our play and our possibilities,” Puel said.
“I hope we have recovered well. Some players didn’t play against Arsenal and I think it’s important for them to deliver a strong game against Swansea.
“These next two games are very important for us.
“It’s important to find a good regularity now in the Premier League. There’s a good attitude, a good spirit and we need to keep the confidence against Swansea.”