Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster has urged his teammates at St Mary’s to remain calm and not to get carried away despite their incredible start to the season.
Some sections of the media had tipped the Saints to go down this season after they sold the likes of Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw and Dejan Lovren.
However, Ronald Koeman’s men are now second in the Premier League table with 13 points.
They picked up another win on Saturday as they beat QPR 2-1 at home thanks to goals from Ryan Bertrand and Graziano Pelle.
Southampton, 11.00 to win the Capital One Cup, also beat Arsenal 2-1 in midweek but despite their good run, Forster wants the squad to remain grounded.
He said: “We’re on a good run and it’s just important we keep looking one game ahead and be fully focused and keep on trying to play the football we know we can play.
“It’s just important we don’t go too far ahead and just enjoy the moment really. We’ve got a fantastic squad. You look at the bench and the bench is very strong with players who can come on and make a real difference.
“The team hasn’t changed too much but it’s what we need that kind of consistency.
“It’s just important that we can keep everyone fit because that’s a benefit and as I said just take it a game at a time.”