Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse says he and his teammates have a lot to work on during the international break.
Saints were hammered 4-1 by Chelsea on Sunday, their third league loss in a row.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men now sit 17th in the Premier League table as a long season of battling relegation looks on the cards once again.
But the break can provide an opportunity for Saints to regroup, and Ward-Prowse says there will be plenty of self-reflection to try and fix Southampton’s obvious problems.
“I think certainly it will be a case of having a look at ourselves individually and collectively,” Ward-Prowse said in an interview, per the Daily Echo.
“First of all, we need to see what we ourselves as individuals need to do and change to bring to the table.
“We’ve got a good period of time to work on a few things during the international break, so it will be a good time to work on them.”
The midfielder, who has been capped for England, says there are plenty of improvements required from the entire team.
“I think we all, individually, need to be better.
“We’ve had an OK start to the season with a few good results here and there, but we need to be consistently better.
“We want to start taking points off the big teams and we need to get that belief and drive back to do it again.”