SAINTS boss Ralph Hasenhuttl wants to see more from Nathan Redmond after hauling him off against Watford.

Redmond, who played a major role in keeping the St Mary’s side in the Premier League last season, has struggled to hit the same heights.

His campaign was interrupted with a knee injury he sustained at Fulham, before returning to score against Pompey in the Carabao Cup.

Hasenhuttl said: “We know about his quality and we know he can be better than in the last games.

“Against Arsenal, it was a good one. I was happy with him but against Watford he was not brave enough in my opinion.

“He can do more; one against one is a big quality of his and sometimes he took the easy way to pass back and this is not the Nathan I want to see.

“This is why I was critical of him and I hope he is critical of himself because this is the most important thing for a player, to be self-critical.

“I always try to be self-critical because it is the only way to get better and if you want to get better you must see what was good, what was not so good and then you can make the next step.

“If he looks self-critically at this game, he knows he can do much better and last season he scored very often.”

Redmond ended the previous campaign as the club’s player of the year, having bagged nine goals in all competitions.

He was one of the players Hasenhuttl transformed when he arrived at the club last year, ensuring that the winger worked more for the team than himself.

The 25-year-old should need little motivation to pick himself up for the Norwich game after his performance on Saturday.

Redmond joined Saints from the Canaries back in 2016 and has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the St Mary’s outfit.

Despite taking him off before an hour had been played, Hasenhuttl is adamant that it’s his responsibility to get the best out of the winger.

“He was the most dangerous attacking player in our squad and this season so far it was not so good,” continued the Austrian.

“When you get substituted after 55 minutes you have not done very much right.

“Sometimes he needs a hard shoulder and it is my job to bring the best out of him.”