RALPH Hasenhuttl has got his Saints side believing they can beat anyone, according to Jannik Vestergaard.

The towering defender has played a pivotal role in helping edge the St Mary’s outfit away from the relegation zone.

After Wolves equalised against Saints last Saturday, Nathan Redmond put Hasenhuttl’s side ahead again just 118 seconds later, which Vestergaard puts down to their new mindset.

“We are a lot more organised and everyone knows what to do.

“That gives you confidence when you do better and when you suddenly win games and you make it tough for even very good opponents - top-six teams.

“I think just by that he has given us some confidence. We’ve come a long way also mentally. I don’t think we are as vulnerable as we may have been earlier on in the season.

“I think it was a great first half from us [against Wolves] and we showed we are capable of scoring even in those kinds of phases and in the second half I think we defended very well.

“We were very concentrated. The small mistakes that we had in the first half we didn’t commit in the second and I don’t think we really gave anything away, from open play at least. We showed some danger from our set-pieces as well which is a step forward so, all in all, a good game but still room for improvement.”

Saints travel to Newcastle this weekend knowing that the win over Wolves means it would take an almighty collapse for them to be relegated.

And after last Saturday’s match, Hasehuttl’s side celebrated in unison in front of the jubilant St Mary’s crowd.

Vestergaard believes that they have left themselves in a perfect position to maintain their top-flight status.

“I think with the performances in the last couple of months, we have a lot of confidence, obviously,” he added. It shows with the fans.

“We still have a job to do, we still have points to win for us but yes, we’re in a good way.”

Vestergaard also paid tribute to Redmond’s recent run of form after the winger bagged a brace against Wolves.

The defender said: “I think Nathan is a great player. He is unbelievably difficult to guard one v one. I think that has shown even before the new manager.

“I just think he has taken a great step forward and been effective - scoring goals, assisting goals and so yes, he is very valuable for us and he makes the difference in those kinds of situations.”