Southampton director Ralph Hasenhuttl considers the break has aided him to refocus a side that missing three successive Premier League matches.
The Saints lost 3-1 at home Bournemouth on September 20, accompanied with a 2-1 defeat away to Tottenham and a 4-1 drubbing in St Marys at the hands of Chelsea.
Saturday sees them face a challenging trip to take on Wolves but Hasenhuttl believes Southampton have benefited from being able to work with nearly all their squad during the previous fortnight.
The fantastic thing was we had a great deal of players here and not too many off on international duty over the two weeks, he explained.
That gave me the opportunity to focus on a couple flaws in our sport that weve observed in our last two games.
Against the big teams, they reveal to you immediately the lack of quality youve got in certain situations of the game.
The biggest problem weve had is after dropping the ball, the transition into defence was not fast enough and not dedicated enough and that is the main reason we conceded more goals than normal.
Critics have picked up seven points from their last three league games – including a 2-0 victory from defending champions Manchester City which made all the athletic headlines – and Hasenhuttl is aware of the danger they pose.
They really are a well-organised team, one that has its strength in counter-attacks, he added.
They revealed the way well-organised the defence is against Manchester Cityand you have less time and space to make opportunities.
Last year at home we played a very good game against them, but we had hardly any ball ownership – at the second half it was about 21 per cent.
I think its going to be a good game because both sides want to have a fantastic offensive transition and we will have to pay attention when we lose the ball when you have possession, because that is definitely the most dangerous time against that resistance.
1 positive for Hasenhuttl is strikers current kind .
Hasenhuttl stated:Danny is in very great shape right now. He had a great pre-season, without injuries, and this is the most crucial thing for him.
This is the reason why he can do the job really hard at the moment, he has a fantastic workload for the group.
If hes got the ball, he has the quality to score, he gets a good deal of opportunities at the moment, which helps us totally.
What I like about Danny is hes also open minded, he is a really positive character with this group and I trust he will continue his run.
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