Midfielder Oriol Romeu has suggested that Southampton's performances are being undermined by their slow starts to games in the Premier League.
However, Romeu has indicated that there are positives to take from the displays which Mark Hughes's side have produced since the start of the campaign.
Romeu told the Southern Daily Echo: "We need to start games better because last week luckily was 0-0 but this week we conceded a couple of goals. We cannot have these differences between parts of the game because that is killing us."
Southampton are next in action when they host Leicester City at St Mary's on Saturday afternoon.