RALPH Hasenhuttl has used the last few weeks to go back to what he was doing successfully before.

The international break gave him and his squad the time to just focus on the fundamentals, which paid off with a point at the Emirates.

However, ahead of tomorrow’s crucial game at home to Watford, he admitted he had to take his own approach back to basics.

“Sometimes if you want to make the next step in your development you have to forget about the first period,” claimed Hasenhuttl.

“I am also a part of this and the development.

“Development means that sometimes you have to look back and see what you lost on the way.

“It’s for everybody in this team and I think we win together and if it doesn’t work then I also have my part in this. It’s normal.”

Last weekend’s tie against Arsenal saw the Austrian deploy his 4-2-2-2 formation, with each player playing in the correct position.

The result was arguably Saints’ best performance of the season which should have resulted in three points and an important win.

There is a feeling within Staplewood going into the Watford encounter that their reset over the international break has been successful.

“I think the most important thing is when you wake up at 7am on Saturday morning, knowing you have a Premier League game, and are convinced about what you are doing.

“That gives you a massive push from the first minute.

“If you are a little bit struggling and not so sure, I think that doesn’t help you.

“At the moment I think everybody has the feeling that we are a little bit more in the way that we can win games.

“Let’s have a look and see if we can see this on Saturday again.”

Watford visit St Mary’s at the foot of the Premier League table, but just one point behind Saints.

Although they are expected to be missing a host of defenders, striker Troy Deeney has returned to the squad.

Because of this, Hasenhuttl is expecting a different kind of challenge from the Hornets.

He added: “They are still a fantastic team with a few good players.

“They changed their shape a little bit and [Troy] Deeney comes back in which gives them another option. He is someone they’ve been missing.

“I think this is still a team that is not easy to beat but we play at home now and we must focus on our game.

“If we do that then it’s not so interesting who is on the other side.”