Adam Forshaw says that Monday's win against Hull City shows Boro will do whatever it takes to pick up points in the Premier League this season.
After the Boro team ran further than any other top flight team this season, the midfielder hailed the Riverside victory as a big result for Aitor Karanka's side.
"Monday was massive for us," he said.
"Hull are a team within our mini-league, and they're our big games this season.
"For us to get the win, and to play as well as we did at times was a real confidence-booster."
Forshaw says Boro are demonstrating the need to adapt from game to game in the Premier League.
"We've gone from being a possession-based team last season in the Championship," he said.
"Now we're coming up teams when you will have to soak up pressure at times.
"But we knew it was going to be more on us on Monday night, and we created chances.
"Although we only scored from a set piece, we felt it was only a matter of time, and on another night I think we could have had three or four."
Fellow Liverpudlian and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher was full of praise for Forshaw on the channel's Monday Night Football coverage.
"It's nice, coming from someone who is so well-respected in the game and has such knowledge," Forshaw said.
"It's good feeling to be recognised for what you're trying to do and how you're trying to help the team.
"But the main thing was the three points and we're focused on Sunday."
Forshaw says that focus is on maintaining Boro's good form in the lead-up to the weekend's fixture.
"From our point of view, we can't focus on what Southampton have been doing too much," he said.
"What we're doing at the moment is really good, and maybe our performances warrant more points than we do have.
"It's set up for a good game.
"We're up the table slightly but we can't rest on our laurels and we're already looking at getting our next points."
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