"Just to stop the rot of the defeats was massively important and we've done that," Albrighton is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.
"We worked hard for each other, there was a great atmosphere around the place and it was a successful day I think. I can't remember one point where it felt negative.
"Southampton will always play a possession game, they kept the ball well and we did struggle to get near them, but second half we took the game to them and created some good chances."
Villa are back in action this Saturday when they travel to Swansea City.