Saints completed a remarkable comeback against Tottenham to beat them 2-1 at St Mary’s yesterday.

Here are five things we learned from the game:

1. James Ward-Prowse should keep his phone close to his hand:

Daily Echo: James Ward-Prowse celebrates his free-kick against SpursJames Ward-Prowse celebrates his free-kick against Spurs

With the looking international squad announcement, Ward-Prowse must surely be expecting a call from England boss Gareth Southgate.

The 24-year-old netted a stunning free-kick yesterday – almost identical to his one against Manchester United – to win the match for Saints.

He’s now scored six goals in his previous nine games, and with Southgate being a fan of the academy lad, it’s almost becoming a certainty that he’ll be in the national squad for the upcoming games with the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

2. Ralph Hasenhuttl got his substitutions spot-on:

Daily Echo: Second half sub Josh Sims on the receiving end of Jan Vertonghen's bootSecond half sub Josh Sims on the receiving end of Jan Vertonghen's boot

After a dismal first half where Saints should have been more than one goal down, the Saints boss was brave enough to make two changes during the interval.

The Austrian could clearly see that Oriol Romeu was edging closer to a second yellow card and Charlie Austin was unable to get at the Tottenham defence.

With this in mind, he took the two players off, replacing them with Shane Long, who had to leave the pitch with an injury, and Josh Sims.

There was immediately a lift and Spurs started to sit a little bit deeper inside their own half, which eased the pressure off the Saints defence.

3. Danny Ings needs to stay fit over the break:

Daily Echo: Shane Long in action against SpursShane Long in action against Spurs

When Shane Long went down midway through the second half yesterday, it was another blow to an already depleted list of strikers.

With Manolo Gabbiadini gone, Michael Obafemi injured, Sam Gallagher not getting a chance in the team, it left you hoping that Ings stays fit.

Hasenhuttl decided to rest him for the Spurs match in the hope that the extra time off will see him come back for the remainder of the season and, after Long going down, they certainly need him.

4. Saints’ team spirit was there for everyone to see:

Daily Echo: The Saints team huddle together after yesterday's winThe Saints team huddle together after yesterday's win

Tottenham started yesterday’s match electrically which left Saints looking visibly flustered.

Going a goal down, with Cardiff beating West Ham, things were looking rather bleak for Hasenhuttl’s side.

However, the spirit they showed in the second half was indicative of the belief the gaffer has instilled into them.

And the team huddle at the final whistle was another example of the togetherness within the squad.

5. The comeback dealt a huge blow to Cardiff’s survival hopes:

Daily Echo: Ralph Hasenhuttl salutes the Saints fans at the final whistleRalph Hasenhuttl salutes the Saints fans at the final whistle

With Saints’ relegation rivals getting a surprise result against West Ham, they would have been certain Spurs would do a job yesterday.

And at one point it certainly looked that way.

But for Cardiff to beat West Ham and still be in the relegation zone heading into the three-week break is a psychological blow.

On the other hand, it means that Saints will go into the time off full of confidence ahead of the Brighton game at the end of the month.