James Ward-Prowse has scored two free kicks in two games against Manchester United and Tottenham and has been in the form of his life under
The England international has scored six goals in nine games and has been reborn under Saints boss Hasenhuttl.
Ward-Prowse added: "It's the first time I've had a manager who is brutally honest about me. Good and bad things. He has told me I need to win more tackles if I want to play in midfield. Not to go and smash people but to be aggressive.
"We have a really detailed way of playing without the ball now. It requires a lot of running and physical work which thankfully I'm good at. The manager showed me clips of teams he has worked at before and told me what he expects of a No 6 or a No 8.
"A lot of the goals we have scored have come from tackling high up the pitch. My goal against Everton was similar to that. It's just about learning."