Saints suffered a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Newcastle United on Saturday, to leave the south coast side simply a point above the bottom 3.
Southampton went behind after simply 63 seconds and never ever appeared like getting themselves back into the contest at St James’ Park.
With West Ham next up in the Premier League on 31st March, Pellegrino is identified to see more battle about his side moving forward.
He stated: “When you yield in the very first minute and gradually you feel that the video game will be difficult, each unfavorable effect is enormous for you.
” I observed some gamers who quit and we can disappoint this, to be truthful. When you are losing 2-0, you need to attempt, and I believe we aimed to remain in the video game, to score one, however we were never ever a risk for Newcastle.
” The spirit of the mindset and the group is whatever. We have actually been speaking about this a great deal of time from the start. You can have excellent gamers, you can have a budget plan, however without character and spirit, it’s truly challenging to complete at this level.”