ONE thing you don’t tend to see Nathan Redmond doing is standing still.

Recently, the versatile attacker has either been scoring goals - six in his last 11 matches - or harassing the opponents’ defence.

However, we aren’t all afforded Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s view of proceedings.

Daily Echo: Saints boss Ralph HasenhuttlSaints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl

During the squad’s recent warm-weather training camp in Tenerife, Hasenhuttl held individual meetings with each player accompanied with a 20-minute analysis of their work.

This is something the Austrian did when he first arrived at Saints back in December.

And during Redmond’s sit-down with Hasenhuttl, the 24-year-old revealed he was told to stop ‘standing still’.

“The meeting was good,” said the Saints ace.

“He’s told me some of the things I was doing positively which he showed me on the video.

“He also showed me some of the things that he thought weren’t so good and things I need to improve on.

“It was all constructive criticism and I think every player came out of the meeting with an understanding of where they are at in terms of their development wanting to learn more.

“First and foremost, he told me to continue working hard for the team and to be a goal threat.

“He’s been happy with some of my movements and I’ve obviously scored a fair few more goals since he took charge.

Daily Echo: Nathan Redmond celebrates his goal against EvertonNathan Redmond celebrates his goal against Everton

“In terms of the negatives, he told me to not stand still as much. He noticed at the start when he first came in that I stood still and that I was waiting for things to happen.

“He said I was still standing still a little bit, but not as much as before.

“There are a lot of things like decision making and stuff, but at the end of the day if I want to keep developing and performing in this team, then I have to take it on board.”

Redmond’s running statistics show that his work-rate has increased Hasenhuttl – but only marginally.

Under former boss Mark Hughes, Redmond, on average, covered 10.2km throughout the 90 minutes.

And with Hasenhuttl at the helm, that has increased slightly to 10.6km. Although it’s only minimal, it proves that Redmond has been taking the Austrian’s advice on board.

The running didn’t stop during the side’s trip to Tenerife, either.

Saints were subject to double training sessions, as Hasenhuttl got them battle-ready for their fight against relegation.

Redmond added: “It was tough and there weren’t really any resting periods in it.

“We were there to work. We enjoyed the sun, the training, the heat and we enjoyed the downtime, but we were there to work.

“It would have felt ten times better if we had taken three points from the Cardiff game.”

Some teams use mid-season trips as a chance to bring the team closer together, but Redmond insists the Saints dressing room is already tight-knit.

“We are quite close as a team and we all like each other. It’s not like any of us don’t get along.

“We fully understood that we were in Tenerife to work. We enjoyed the downtime, chilling out, drinking coffee and relaxing when the time was right, but I think we got some good work done.”

One player that Redmond is particularly close to is Ryan Bertrand, with the pair often being seen together in and around the training ground.

The duo have struck up a friendship away from the Staplewood dressing room - where they both sit next to each other - which the former Norwich player believes benefits Saints on the pitch.

Bertrand had been out of action since November after undergoing a back operation but returned for the dramatic defeat against Cardiff on 9 February.

Daily Echo: Ryan BertrandRyan Bertrand

Redmond said: “It’s good to have Ryan back. He’s been injured for a while, but he’s had a few weeks in training and he is looking sharp.

“It’s taken a bit of time because he had an operation on his back, but it’s good to be back out there with him.

“Even for him, there is a lot more to come. We’ve got a great relationship off the pitch and I think you see that on the pitch.

“I think you see it with all the boys, as I’ve said before, we all like each other.

“We see each other every day in the dressing room and of course you have moments where you discuss things.

“We are like a family at the end of the day. We fall out, but at the same time we are still a family.”

Saints’ game with Arsenal on Sunday will go some way to showing whether the trip to Tenerife will pay off between now and the end of the season.

Hasenhuttl’s side beat them 3-2 in December when Charlie Austin netted a late winner to end the Gunners’ unbeaten streak.

Redmond added: “It’s going to be tough, as usual, because it’s the Premier League.

“We’ve had a week’s work of intense training in Tenerife and I’m sure the next few days here will be just as tough, but without the weather, which will put us in good stead for Sunday.”

The trip to the Emirates Stadium will be a chance for Saints to make it six games away from home without defeat.

And when questioned whether Hasenhuttl’s style of play is better suited to the onus being on the other team to attack, Redmond disagreed.

Daily Echo: Redmond in action for SaintsRedmond in action for Saints

“I think it’s different as it depends on the place you go to.

“At the end of the day, we are going to have a game plan just as much as we would if we were going to Burnley.

“We have game plans at home and away from home. It’s important that we nullify them and then perform well in the offensive half.”