MATT Targett admitted there is nowhere for the players to hide with Ralph Hasenhuttl at the helm.

The Austrian was only afforded two training sessions with his new team before the 1-0 defeat to Cardiff after taking over last Wednesday.

But Hasenhuttl now has a full week to get Saints ready for Arsenal’s trip to St Mary’s on Sunday, and Targett knows that if they can’t keep up with his demands, then they won’t be in the team.

Targett said: “You can see straight away that he is going to ask a lot from each position.

“It will be a journey, but a journey that we have to stick together and buy into. 

“It’s very intense and he demands a lot from you. 

“When I say intense I mean lots of sprints – much more than we have been doing. Lots of pressing and getting in the team’s faces.

“If you are not giving your best, then you are out. It’s as simple as that. 

“He has already started to put new ideas in our heads. We changed our shape by playing a diamond in midfield, which was new. 

“Next week he will put another shape in our head and we will have a solid week to get into it. 

“There are a lot of details in his meetings. They are longer and more detailed than they previously were, which is good.

“He explains to us what he wants us to do and he gives examples. He talks us through it so that it is all clear in our heads.”

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a prolonged spell in the team after Ryan Bertrand has been out injured. 

Targett’s case for more game time will be aided by the fact he played under Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, who both demanded a lot from their players.

Saints then veered away from that track by appointing Claude puel, Mauricio Pellegrino and Mark Hughes.

But with the experience of doing it before, Targett doesn’t think it will take long for the team to revert to their old style of play.

“I think we can get back into that,” he added.

“With a week between games he can put more ideas in our heads. 

“We saw little bits against Cardiff of what we can do when we press as a team. We just didn’t do it enough.

“It is nice that he has given chances to different people who wasn’t getting a look in with Mark Hughes. 

“Everyone needs to pull themselves together and get us out of the relegation zone.”