Saints only just finished last season a matter of weeks ago and ended the season on a real high having been unbeaten in March - which saw boss Ralph Hasenhuttl the final scoop manager of the month award.
That has to lead to a good feeling around the club according to last season's top goalscorer, Danny Ings, who finished joint second in the golden boot race.
Great feeling at the club
Speaking with Southampton FC's official website, he said: “There’s a great feeling within the club at the moment with how we finished last season."
There is only a seven-week gap between seasons with the new campaign kicking off September 12th, but Ings is fully expecting the momentum to transition between the seasons.
“With such a short turnaround, you want to carry on that momentum and that’s what we’ll be looking to do as a team. From day one we’ll be really focused on how we can get better as a team and all the lads are hungry to do that.
"Everybody knows the manager wants to coach us and improve us, so for us it’s important to be focused and concentrating ready for the first game."
New signings excitement
Southampton has also added to their squad by bringing in Kyle Walker-Peters to St.Mary's permanently from Tottenham, following his loan spell last season, and have also acquired the services of highly-rated center-back Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid.
Signings that have left Danny Ings excited for the season ahead as Saints look to improve on their eleventh placed finish.
He added: “Kyle finished the season really strong and you could see how good he is as a player and how much he brings to the team which is fantastic.
“It’s really exciting for the club and you see everybody signing contracts and Prowsey [James Ward-Prowse] getting the armband which he thoroughly deserves."
“It’s exciting times for everybody at the club, especially for the fans to see a manager building a great, great team trying to get better and better.”