SAINTS boss Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted to always feeling the pressure when his side don’t take any points.

Saturday’s defeat was their second loss in a row and saw them remain in the Premier League’s relegation zone on goal difference.

Because of this, Hasenhuttl made it clear that he will be working tirelessly to ensure Saints return to winning ways against Aston Villa next weekend.

“It’s always like this if you don’t take points [because] then we are in the relegation zone and we want to come out of there,” the Austrian explained.

“Everyone has pressure and I think it’s important that my job is to look on the game and separate from the result.

“Then I must find the right decisions for the next week because it’s about finding our way back on to the successful track.

“We also played well against Newcastle and didn’t get a point and maybe Saturday was more of an equal game.

“We know that we can take something against Villa and, therefore, we should pick our heads up and look forward.”

By beating Saints, West Ham moved four points clear of the south coast side above the relegation zone.

It means that next Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa is even more important, as a loss would see Saints in the bottom three until at least Boxing Day.

Despite this, Hasenhuttl is confident his side can battle their way out of trouble by leaning on last season’s experiences.

He added: “We know the season goes until May and, like last season, it’s about battling for staying in and everybody knows that.

“We know this situation and what it’s about to stay in the league.

“We know it’s a tough fight until the end, but we will take this fight.”

Hasenhuttl changed the shape at half time on Saturday, which meant that Nathan Redmond was hauled off at the break.

The winger, who played a crucial part in maintaining Saints’ Premier League status last season, has struggled for form in recent weeks.

However, Hasenhuttl was quick to point out that his decision to take Redmond off wasn’t just based on a lacklustre display.

“Firstly, I must say that the substitution wasn’t just on the performance because we changed the shape,” added Hasenhuttl.

“I could also change Moussa because he was also not very good in the first half.

“But at the moment he is missing a little bit of a goal maybe. He had the chance against Newcastle which would have given him more self-confidence.

“It’s about getting the next chance and showing up.”