Pochettino points way for Saints
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino knows his side need to start turning performances into points.
Saints have earned rave reviews for the easy-on-the-eye pressing game employed by the Argentinian since he controversially replaced Nigel Adkins at the helm in January.
However, for all the plaudits, Pochettino has overseen just one victory in his six matches at the helm.
While the victory over reigning champions Manchester City was impressive, the Southampton manager was more concerned with lackadaisical performances like the one that saw bottom-placed QPR take three points from St Mary's last weekend.
"We can't get really ahead of ourselves," Pochettino said, speaking ahead of this weekend's trip to Norwich. "We need to take every game as it comes.
"The game against Manchester City seems quite tough and difficult, but we did manage it quite well.
"Instead, games that could have been easier, like QPR, we have had problems in.
"At the end of the day, what is most important is that the team finds a regularity in terms of the mental aspect.
"In a tactical manner and a way of proposing football, the team is playing in a regular way over these last six games.
"We just need to find our regular way of playing in a collective and individual manner, which was perhaps missing against QPR."
Last weekend's 2-1 home defeat to QPR means Southampton head to Carrow Road looking to avoid a third successive defeat.
That slump leaves Pochettino's side just four points above the drop zone and in danger of an immediate return to the npower Championship.
"We're disappointed that we didn't get any points from the games against Newcastle and QPR," Pochettino said.
"Even though we were better than them and played better than them, we still left with nothing from both games.
"This week overall we've fought very hard and also thought about what we need to address from the two games.
"We have to carry on the way that we've been playing because we've been playing very well and in games we've been playing better than our rivals.
"Looking back on QPR, the two chances they were able to get they scored two goals, that's just not on and it's something that we need to address and we've all accepted that those kind of mistakes cannot happen at all.
"My line of thinking is to keep going with our own philosophy of playing football and being a lot more effective in terms of scoring goals for ourselves, and nullifying other teams and their goal scoring opportunities."
January signing Vegard Forren could make his first appearance for the first-team at Norwich after featuring for the Under-21s against Liverpool on Monday.
Saints captain Adam Lallana is likely to overcome a knock to feature, although Danny Fox, recalled by Scotland national team today, may miss out.