Kahn Fotuali’i was ‘emotional but excited’ after playing his final game for Saints.
The Samoan scrum-half has confirmed he will be moving to another Premiership club, saying “you’ve probably heard it among the media”.
Fotuali’i is set to join Bath on a two-year deal, but before that he came off the bench to help Saints secure a final-day 28-20 win at Gloucester.
And he said: “It was great to get a win and finish the whole season with a victory.
“We haven’t had the best season, we’ve had our ups and downs and if you’re not there, you’re not there.
“It’s a good way to finish the season and it’s a bit tough not being among the play-offs, but it’s just the way it’s been.”
And Fotuali’i, who joined Saints from Ospreys in the summer of 2013, added: “I tried not to think about it being my final game here.
“My partner asked me why I was grumpy all week and whether it was because it was my final game for Saints, but I couldn’t really put a finger on it.
“I’ve just been grumpy all week for no reason, but I guess it was a bit emotional now I’ve had a beer with the boys in the changing room.
“It’s a bit emotional, but exciting for my family moving forward.”