Oriol Romeu has urged Saints not to panic ahead of a massive Premier League survival battle.

The Spanish midfielder, who also insisted manager Mauricio Pellegrino retains the full confidence of the squad, is well aware of just how precarious Saints’ current position is.

They find themselves in the bottom three with 11 games to go in a tightly packed table which is likely to provide one of the most thrilling relegation battles for many years.

Romeu is hoping for stability and calm to allow Saints to navigate their way out of danger.

He said: “We wouldn't want to panic, and there's always a solution.

“Of course it's not nice to see ourselves down in the table, but last week we won, and came up three or four places in the table, which tells you that winning, you'll get out of that position. But you need to win those games.”

When asked if Pellegrino retains the confidence of his players, Romeu responded: “Yes. It's not the manager's problem - we're the ones playing, and the ones that have to change this.

“It's conceding many things to the opponent, and when we're playing away, maybe we're not defending well enough – set-pieces – and teams are strong in that regard. This season we've conceded too many easy goals.

“Then closing the game down - we've had too many times when we've lost points in the last minutes, so we need to know how to close the games, how to play under pressure, and then we'll know how to get points.

“It's going to be very, very tight until the end (of the season). Every point's going to be important.”

The likes of Crystal Palace and Swansea have staged remarkable revivals to give themselves hopes of surviving, and while Saints’ plight does not look as desperate as those once did, there is inspiration to be had.

However, Romeu remains total focused purely on his club.

“We're not looking at other teams,” he insisted. “We know they're going to win games. Every team is well prepared to win against any team in this league.

“We want to win games but we're not looking at what other teams have done in the past, or if they've been struggling and they came up.

“It'll be tight until the end, every point will be massively important. Getting points is crucial.”

It is quite a turnaround for Saints given their successes over recent years and Romeu reflected: “That's football. It's a part of our lives.

“We need to look at what we're not doing right, and maybe do something else, something better.

“We are here because we deserve to be here, so the end of the season's going to be crucial.

“We need to put all of our strengths in there to get something.”