Ralph Hasenhuttl says he takes charge of Southampton offering no guarantees.
After speaking to the local media, the new Saints manager held an introductory 10-minute meeting with squad and staff.
He said: “They can expect it will be demanding.
“After Cardiff [on Saturday], we have a lot of time to work with the tactical basics, but also with their mind. We will have a lot of video sessions, and it will get mind-blowing for the guys.
“I want to bring them to their limits. If they like to go this way with us, they are invited. If someone says it is too much running or work for me, they will fall very quickly beside us."
Hasenhuttl seems like exactly the sort of character Southampton need to breathe life back into the club.
Mark Hughes' successor said: “You can expect a passionate kind of football, with 11 characters on the field who know exactly what they have to show the crowd.
“Even if we don't win, I am 100 per cent sure they will help us and appreciate what they have seen. I know there are no guarantees of winning in football. The only thing we have is to work on chances. If you want guarantees, buy a washing machine."