Dusan Tadic says Southampton are still adapting to new boss Claude Puel but he is confident they can see off Sunderland.
Saints have managed just one point from their opening two Premier League games and Serbian winger Tadic concedes they are still getting used to Puel’s system after the Frenchman replaced Ronald Koeman in the summer.
“This specific system [a diamond midfield formation], players didn’t play so much,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports. “And then you need always to learn from that system and this needs time. We are still learning things from that system.
“The coach tries to explain to us and it’s hard, it’s difficult, but we still try our best to do good things.”
Southampton host Sunderland on Saturday and Tadic hopes they can take all three points as they look to build some momentum.
He added: “We just want to see what is good and what is not good [from a 2-0 loss at Manchester United on Friday], and try now to win the game against Sunderland. This is most important.
“It’s important to win some games, then you get extra confidence and, for the rest of the season, you can do better things.”