Ralph Hasenhuttl said Saints have had the “perfect week” in Austria.

The manager led his side to a 1-1 draw with SCR Altach in their first friendly of the summer to round off their trip and was delighted with how it went.

"It was a perfect week, I think. We had fantastic facilities here, the weather was ok, the guys worked very hard and it was a very good atmosphere. Also with the last test against Altach, I'm happy,” the Saints boss told the club’s website.

"We have another topic now this week, and time to work. We have the China trip, so there is a little bit of travelling next week, but it's ok."

Of the Altach game, he added: "It was the test we expected, after these hard training sessions, after this hard week, against an opponent who is one week from the start [of their season].

"It was a tough game. They showed they can also play good football.

"The first half both teams had a lot of chances and the second half it was a little bit less.

"It was an intense week, but finally at the end of it I have seen a few good things and a few things I didn't like, so it was exactly the test I wanted, and with no injuries, so it was good."