"We've come in and found a group of guys who needed a bit more direction and a bit more belief".
Following that result, West Brom's relegation was confirmed, while Swansea are left perilously three points adrift of Huddersfield who are in 17th and have a game in hand over the Swans, albeit against Chelsea and Arsenal.
Substitute Gabbiadini bundled home a scrappy goal after 72 minutes to settle a tension-filled encounter in South Wales that left Southampton's players celebrating at the final whistle.
"Mathematically we're not safe and that's a fact and we still have another game", the 26-year-old Spaniard said.
The Saints were forced to scramble for another option in the Vale Resort - a location that was 35km from where they had originally meant to stay - and following their win at the Liberty Stadium, the club trolled the Swans by posting a sarcastic one-star TripAdvisor review on the Swansea Marriott Hotel yesterday.
"Some games we have had things go against us and we have had to pick ourselves up but I thought they were enormous today, just weren't going be denied, so I am really delighted for them".
The Saints' preparation for their crucial trip to Swansea City was thrown into chaos when their Marriott Hotel booking was cancelled the day before.
It continued: "Fortunately, the experience didn't sour out trip".
However, thanks to Manolo Gabbiadini's late strike the Saints have had the last laugh and absolutely slaughtered the Swansea Marriott Hotel on trip advisor which they shared on the club's official Twitter page. Business meeting was extremely productive! Just in time for Cardiff City's return to the Premier League next season. The reality is let's see what happens tomorrow again and afterwards the weekend.