Morgan Schneiderlin has no doubts that Saints will avoid relegation with the way they are playing.
There was acute disappointment as the team left Wigan on Saturday with only a 2-2 draw after a dominant display.
But, following the latest in a long line of impressive performances, Schneiderlin is confident the club will have no concerns about a bottom-three finish.
“The first thing is to be sure we are safe as quick as is possible and make sure we win some games,” said the Frenchman, who had fired Saints into a late 2-1 lead before Shaun Maloney’s last-minute equaliser.
“But we are very confident we can do something very good this season.
“I am sure we are going to avoid relegation with the way we play. “We don’t deserve anything else.
“But we just want to push on as high as possible.
“The manager and everyone in this club wants to push this club as far as possible and that’s what we want to do on the pitch.”
For all of Saints’ good work at Wigan, it was largely undone by two poor pieces of defending from corners.
Schneiderlin expressed the frustration of the team at giving away two soft goals.
“It is the worst thing in football. When you know from deep that you deserved to win that game to concede a goal like that is just the worst thing that can happen to you,” he said.
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