Southampton boss Claude Puel was pleased with the form of his defenders in the wake of Thursday night's 0-0 draw with Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
The Saints added to consecutive clean sheets against West Ham United (3-0), Crystal Palace (2-0), Swansea City (1-0) and Sparta Praha (3-0) as they gained a valuable away point in the Europa League in Israel.
Puel told southamptonfc.com: "We have a good defence because of all the players. We have a good transition when we lose possession.
"It's important because we didn't have many possibilities to score but you can see that we stayed strong to get the result."