RALPH Hasenhuttl has called for a "reaction" from his Saints players when they head to Burnley this weekend.

Saints have lost all three of their matches in league and cup this season, including Sunday's heavy 5-2 reverse against Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's.

Having led 1-0, Hasenhuttl's men were pegged back just before half-time before crumbling after the restart with Heung-Min Son ending the game with four goals, before Harry Kane added a fifth.

And the Saints boss is hoping for a much-improved display at Turf Moor.

Hasenhuttl told the Daily Echo: "I think the players know me. When I see a game like last weekend, I don’t try to be emotional and blame them for something, because we all did not do the best job.

"We must adapt a few things. This is the way we work now since I’ve been here. To show a reaction this weekend I think is the way we want to go.

"A few players at the weekend were not at their best level, I’m sure we can play much better and this is the goal. That’s what we are working for."

He continued: "Meanwhile, the guys are very self-critical. They were a little bit frustrated after the game. It was a very clear result and it didn’t feel that clear in the beginning.

"Nobody thought we would lose against Tottenham 5-2, but you see how quick it goes when you are not sticking to what you normally want to do and then it looks like a result that is a little bit too high maybe, but was also deserved in the second half because Spurs had a lot of chances.

"That’s how it is at the moment and in this situation we must change a few things. We will try to do it and hopefully we will see it at the weekend."

Saints have not won at Turf Moor since a 3-2 success in the Championship under George Burley back in 2007.

Asked if a physical battle at a notoriously difficult ground to win at will be good motivation for his side, Hasenhuttl said: "Every Premier League game is also a physical battle. It doesn’t matter who you play against.

"There is quality all around any side. But we also have quality and for me it’s important that we show what we can do and I think we can play much better than we did.

"In the last game, the first 45 minutes you could feel a little bit how we can play and the football we stand for. I think this is the goal for the weekend."