Manolo Gabbiadini was full of praise for the whole team performance, as Southampton won 4-0 against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
The Italian striker has made a fantastic start to life with Saints, netting on his debut and then scoring twice in the win against the Black Cats.
Rather than talk about his brace, Gabbiadini was quick to praise his teammates as they picked up a vital three points in the Premier League.
“I’m very happy to have scored two goals in this match, but the most important was the victory for the team. Everyone played a very good game,” Gabbiadini said.
“My second goal was a good one because of the team’s play. The build-up from my teammates was very good.
“It was a hard match in the beginning, but then we scored the two goals. The team then worked very hard to keep the lead.”
Gabbiadini’s second arrived just before half time, and the striker felt that was a key moment in the game for Saints.
“The second goal gave the whole team lots of confidence in the dressing room at half time, because it was two-nil just before and that was very important,” he added.
“In the second half we could have scored more, but then we got the two goals late on. It was a very important victory for the team.”