RALPH Hasenhuttl admitted that his side still has much to learn after their second-half capitulation at home to Wolves.

Saints looked set to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches at half-time, but Wolves were irrepressible in the second half and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side had no answer.

The Saints boss said: “We are critical of ourselves, we made a good first half and had a chance to go equal to them on points but this is the gap that is still between the two squads.

“We have to accept that we have to learn and another time we are in such a situation we have to do it better.

“Because of the second half we didn’t deserve to get something because we didn’t play well enough against such a strong side.”

Saints struggled against Adama Traore after the powerful winger was switched to a more central role alongside Raul Jiminez for the second half.

“They put Adama in the centre so it was very often two v two,” said Hasnehuttl,

“We must be a little bit better closing in the number six position, especially the third goal. We didn’t defend well and this was a defensive lapse."

Hasenhuttl acknowledged that a booking for James Ward-Prowse did not help.

"Prowsey had a yellow, he can’t attack like he normally wants to and if you’re booked then you must pay attention more.”

Wolves’ comeback was all the more remarkable given this was their 39th game of the season and they had lost an FA Cup replay at Manchester United three days earlier.

“We should have had more energy than the opponent because they played on Wednesday,” continued Hasenhuttl.

“It’s fantastic they can come back like this. They’ve done it often this season.

“We knew we had to score a third one and we had the chances to do it. We were a bit unlucky; Longy had a good header off the post and Reddy [Nathan Redmond] hit the bar.

"It wasn’t our afternoon, we‘ve had a fantastic run but games like this happen and are important for us. We must learn.

“We have made good progress in the last weeks but are far away from being perfect and doing everything right.”