A goalless draw away at Swansea City on Saturday has left Mauricio Pochettino's men with 39 points - eight clear of the relegation zone - in their first season back in the top flight and the former Chelsea man is aiming to remove all doubt by beating West Brom in their next fixture.
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"We worked so hard last year and I was so happy for the lads to get up. For us to stay in the Premier League this year, I know how much it would mean to all of them."
The 23-year-old made his 100th appearance for the Saints on Saturday and admitted that he was relieved to leave the Liberty Stadium with a point.
"We had to deal with a lot of pressure from Swansea in the second half and at the beginning of the first half," he recalled.
"It was a hard game for us. The heat didn't help, especially when you're playing a team that likes to pass it round a bit, because we were going to have long spells without the ball.
"It was hard but we also played some good stuff at times. We created a few chances and it was a good game. I think both teams would take the point."