EPL: Southampton could be two wins from safety, says Oriol Romeu

After a run of four straight defeats plunged Southampton deep into relegation trouble, they have taken four points from last two games after a 0-0 draw at Leicester and a 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

EPL: Southampton could be two wins from safety, says Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu (Reuters)

Southampton's win over Bournemouth on Saturday has given the dressing room a lift ahead of their final three matches of the English Premier League (EPL) season, midfielder Oriol Romeu has said.

After a run of four straight defeats plunged Southampton deep into relegation trouble, Mark Hughes' side have taken four points from their last two games following a 0-0 draw at Leicester City and a 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

Southampton are a point from safety with games against Everton, Swansea City and Manchester City rounding out the season.

"You were going home after losing or drawing a game and thinking, `What do we have to do and when will we win a game?` It was never our day," Romeu told Daily Echo.

"We are going to feel relaxed but we need to prepare for the next game because it does not give you too long to rest. The next one will be as important as this one so we have to go again."

Romeu said six points might be enough to guarantee survival.

"It is difficult to tell. Hopefully, two wins will do," the 26-year-old Spaniard added. "The other opponents have difficult games coming and it is not going to be easy for them."

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