SAINTS boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is making sure his side are getting the most out of their stint in Tenerife.

The squad flew out to the Canary Island on Monday for an intensive, warm-weather training camp where the players are being put through their paces.

Hasenhuttl told the Southampton FC website: “It takes a lot of time to speak to every player at a minimum of 20 minutes.

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“But, still, after the dinner we have two hours and I think nobody wants to go to bed before 10pm, so they have time for this.

“I think they appreciate it because they like to see themselves playing football and we have the chance here.

“We have our meeting room where we can take any player anytime we want and if it’s late in the evening it can also be possible. I think they want to see what deficit they have still, and they also want to see what they make better now in their game.

“We invested a lot of time to find the right clips for these guys, and maybe it helps the next time for them to find better decisions in those moments. I think for everybody it's important to get that feedback, and for us it is also important to hear how they feel in the moment and what is the atmosphere in the group and what they think about our way.”

Following the 2-1 last-minute defeat to Cardiff, Hasenhuttl decided to make their Tenerife camp about creating more chances in attack.

Saints have only managed to score more than two goals in a game once this season, which came in the dramatic victory against Arsenal back in December.

And due to their last few games being against teams who prefer to sit behind the ball, Hasenhuttl is working on ways to break their approach down.

He added: “We put this week under the topic that we need to have more deep runs and create more goal chances for the future.

“Mainly in these recent games we have been against opponents that are not really playing so much football, so we have to always build up our game from behind. 

“Next week we have time to prepare for Arsenal, but this week we try to look back on the last games against opponents who are not playing so much, because also coming up we have a few of those games.

“I think it's a good week for working on these positions and then next week we are back at home and then it's about knowing what to do against a very good footballing Arsenal team.”