James Ward-Prowse wants Southampton to bounce back with a victory against Stoke City, following their goalless draw with Manchester United.
Manolo Gabbiadini had the best chance of the match from the penalty spot in the first half, but was denied by a fine save from Sergio Romero.
And following the disappointment of not sealing all three points, Ward-Prowse stressed the importance of now ending the season with a win against Stoke.
“I think we did well defensively tonight,” he started.
“We limited them to very few chances, but I think we come off the pitch feeling disappointed not to win that game.
“It was a game that we knew a win would help us secure 8th place, but unfortunately we haven’t done that tonight and we go again on Sunday.”
Gabbiadini’s saved penalty marked the third time in four games that Saints have been denied from the spot.
But Ward-Prowse was quick to back his Italian teammate to score, should the opportunity present itself again.
“It’s just one of those things,” he continued.
“It happens in football, unfortunately. We all have every confidence in Gabbi if he steps up to score it again.
“It’s up to us to get behind him and make sure that when the next one comes up, he puts it away.”