ORIOL Romeu is already looking forward to next season.

Saints end their Premier League campaign this weekend against already relegated Huddersfield at St Mary’s.

And after the south coast side secured their own safety with two games to spare, Romeu is excited about what could happen over the summer.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the midfielder said: "The beginning of the season was tough and not good enough, so getting there with two games to go was a great achievement and now we are all looking ahead to next season.

"We felt good the last two months and we feel we can do more and have enough potential to grow as a club.

"As a squad and a club, we have great potential, not just players that have been here a long time but the youth and I'm sure some players will come in and add some extra quality to the team.

"I'm pretty sure things will be better but it's going to be another tough season. The Premier League doesn't give anything away and we need to work really hard to get in a good position."

Although the players are the ones who have to get the results on the pitch, Romeu credits Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl for transforming the club in such a short space of time.

Saints had just nine points in the league when he took over from Mark Hughes in December, to being one win away from bagging over 40 points.

That's been aided with dramatic victories over Arsenal and Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's

Romeu added: "He's [Hasenhuttl] made sure everything was being done perfectly, not just on the pitch but also off the pitch.

"When we are playing we are a lot more structured, we know what we are doing. 

"We are trying to be more solid as a team, a lot more compact. Now we are probably a rough team to play against.

"He has done really well working tactically with the team and we are all feeling a lot better."