Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl was upbeat after the 1-1 draw with Watford.
Shane Long struck after just 7.69 seconds and Southampton held on to their lead until the 90th minute, when Watford’s Andre Gray levelled from close range.
Southampton’s point means they are two places and six points above the relegation zone with three games remaining.
Hasenhuttl said: “We want to be aggressive and Longy listened very well. He was quick, too quick for the centre-back and it was a fantastic start.
“It shows that he can score and it’s important for that we play a style that fits him well, because he’s very quick.
“You could see we were struggling at the end, the pressure was high. The problem was we didn’t score again in the first half, but we must take this point as it’s a big one for us. With a game against Bournemouth at home we can take the final step.
“I am always positive because I see how our team plays. We have showed we can take points off every opponent.”