Despite Southampton being fifth in the Premier League and starting the season on a high, manager Mauricio Pochettino is not letting his players get distracted with thoughts of the European qualifications.
Saints moved into third place, even if it was for a few hours, last weekend after beating Fulham at St Mary's.
They are just 4 points off leaders Arsenal and the idea of making the European qualification is a possibility.
But Pochettino is adamant his side will remain focused.
He said, "We always aim to maintain the same focus in training and training with the same intensity, so we just want to keep on training hard.
"It's clear that when you win you get a good atmosphere within the team and the club which is a very good thing, but we need to stay grounded and keep on training hard and looking ahead to the next game."
The team are preparing to play Stoke this weekend, which Pochettino expects to be a 'difficult and tough.'
He said, "We expect a very tough and physical game. On average, Stoke have the tallest team in the league."
Southampton could be stretched at the Stadium of Light tomorrow, with Gaston Ramirez and Danny Fox both suspended. Morgan Schneiderlin, Maya Yoshida and Emmanuel Mayuka are doubts for the match against a side Pochettino has been impressed by since Paolo Di Canio's arrival.
"I think we have enough time to speak about next season's goals," the Saints boss said.
"We've first got these two games coming up. We need to be very much respectful of this season, which has not yet finished."
We will have ample time to speak about next season's goals once this season's goals have been achieved. I have not spoken about transfers or made any plans regarding that yet."
"But if we look back at previous seasons I am pretty sure the chairman will have an investment plan to bring in new players and reinforce the squad."