James Ward-Prowse says Southampton’s come-from-behind win over Tottenham ‘epitomised’ the side under manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Former Red Bull Leipzig boss Hasenhuttl replaced Mark Hughes at St Mary’s in December, and has since led the team out of the Premier League‘s relegation places.
Ward-Prowse, whose stunning winner was his sixth goal in his past nine appearances, was full of praise for the manager’s impact since arriving at the club.
“It is hard to put into words, we were lucky to get in at 1-0 at half-time. We changed a few things at the interval and got our rewards at the end,” Ward-Prowse told the BBC.
“The manager told us to be a bit more aggressive, we sat off them a little in the first half. The second half epitomised everything he has done for us so far.
“I spend a lot of time practising the free-kicks and thankfully this has contributed to three points today.
“We have to do our job, Cardiff have done theirs too but the picture looks a little better for us.”
Saints’ win see’s them leapfrog Burnley into 16th, with the Clarets playing Liverpool on Sunday at Anfield.