Dušan Tadić praised the performance of Manolo Gabbiadini after his brace helped Southampton to a comfortable victory over Sunderland in the Premier League.
The Italian international became the first Saints player since Henri Camara in February 2005 to score in the first two Premier League appearances for the club.
And the diminutive playmaker, who clocked up his second assist of the season, has been impressed with the start he has made to life as a Saints player after linking up well with the forward against the Black Cats.
Tadić said: “He’s a very good player and a very good guy. He wants to learn and he’s come and started well.
“He has started to become very important for the team, he wants to play for the team and after that he gets his goals.
“Sometimes football language is the same and it’s important to speak between each other to see what he likes.
“He will adapt better and better and we will feel better."