"I knew they were a very good side," he told Sky Sports News. "The DVDs we've been watching have proved that. A return of 19 points before today is a marvellous return and a performance like that you can see exactly why they have got to the top of the league.
"It's good times if you're a Southampton fan because they have a very, very good side, apart from the obvious ones we know Southampton will be a match for anybody.
"You can say what you like about systems but sometimes you just have to say well done to the opposition, today they were the better team by a million miles."
The result leaves Hull in 12th place in the Premier League table.