Ruben Selles says Southampton nonetheless have pleasure to play for as they see out the Premier League season as a relegated membership.

The Saints’ demotion to the Championship was confirmed final week, which implies there’s nothing using on this Sunday’s go to to Brighton or subsequent week’s ultimate recreation towards Liverpool.

However the Spaniard, who’s insistent that he needs to be the person to try to lead the Saints again into the highest flight, says his facet nonetheless should be skilled.

“It doesn’t matter what sport you practise, the very first thing is that you just play for your self and prepare for your self and maintain match for your self and you set your self into the workforce, into a bunch of gamers that need to do issues,” Selles mentioned.

“The primary assembly (after relegation) was quite simple. It’s nothing new however the truth we will’t get something from the desk, it makes these issues a bit of bit extra vital than ever as a result of it’s worthwhile to play for your self.

“When you consider that and enjoying for the membership, the followers that may go and help us on Sunday and towards Liverpool.”

The journey to the Amex represents a tough one for the Saints, whose hosts are vying for European qualification.

They’ve excelled following Roberto De Zerbi’s appointment earlier this season and Selles says his Italian counterpart is breaking the mould.

“Brighton has a extremely good season, first with Graham Potter and now De Zerbi, they play engaging soccer and you may recognise what they do in each single recreation they play,” he mentioned.

“They’re performing rather well within the Premier League and for those who try this it’s as a result of one thing has been build up for a very long time. I’m respectful of Roberto as a result of he is a superb coach and you may see it each time his workforce play.

“I do know Roberto from the time in Sassuolo so I do know what he can do and from Shakhtar Donetsk. He performed superb soccer so I’m not stunned he can take his type and play it within the Premier League.

“The soccer in possession he practises is a extremely good one, it’s a bit of bit completely different, it’s normally the massive groups that play with that sort of mannequin however Roberto has proven you are able to do it in a unique sort of atmosphere.”